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Kids Can Press Spring 2014

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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: O Lexile measure: AD350L
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 01, 2014 Carton Quantity:42 $16.95 CAD
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Fish Named Glub, A
By (author): Dan Bar-el Illustrated by: Josée Bissaillon
9781554538126 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fish Apr 01, 2014
$16.95 CAD
Active 9 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.88 lb 32 pages Kids Can Press
In this lyrical story about friendship and the power of dreams, a small and ordinary fish named Glub asks himself the big questions in life as he observes life in the diner beyond his fishbowl. Who am I? Where do I belong? The lively characters around him provide unexpected answers, but soon it’s Glub who reveals answers to their questions — and their hearts’ true desires. The small and ordinary fish discovers that life can be extraordinary. You just have to ask ...   

Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator and storyteller. His writing includes both chapter books and picture books. Dan currently travels across the country, visiting schools and libraries to present his books, give storytelling performances and lead different writing workshops. Back in Vancouver, he teaches creative writing courses for children through the organization Creative Writing for Children Society (CWC). He shares his life with artist and goldsmith Dominique Bréchault and Sasha, the smartest and cutest cat in the known universe.

... this story will appeal to older children who grasp the power of dreams, hopes, and memories, while younger children will enjoy the antics of Glub and the people he meets during his time at the diner.
School Library Journal

A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams rediscovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them.
Kirkus Reviews

Artfully told, the story's melancholy edge is melted by the connections made between characters. The collage-style art charms with its childlike appeal that helps put the book right at the reader's level. This is a book to return to, with nuance adding to each reading.

Bisaillon creates gorgeous mixed-media tapestries upon which Bar-el's words dance. Her quirky and humorous images do a great job keeping the tone light and providing movement ... This is a story that reinforces the comforting notion that you don't have to be big to make a difference.
Quill & Quire

Glub poses his existential questions and various visitors to the diner provide answers. Bit by bit, Glub's existence grows more enriched ... Glub discovers a very unusual talent. It's a gift that brings happiness to others, but leaves Glub still feeling alone --- until one day, Foster, Evelyn and her mom test the waters together.
The Montreal Gazette

While young readers may not be concerned with adult hopes and despairs, Bar-el's lyrical prose and Glub's underdog (underfish?) triumph offer entertainment for those who aren't actively wondering what they're meant to be doing with their lives.
Publishers Weekly

With insight and sensitivity, Dan Bar-el writes of the importance of finding one's place in the world and the quest to follow one's aspirations. Through his perceptive prose, one begins to empathize with the patrons ... Josée Bisaillon's mixed-media illustrations are quirky, fun and interesting.
Canadian Children's Book News

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