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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's journey from anguish to joy. Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of clanging machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish! Stan, however, has his own destiny, which leads him - via a hook-a-duck stall - to Pancho Pirelli, the blue-caped madman who swims with piranhas. And as Stan delves into the waters, he finally discovers who he really can be. It is published in a jacketed gift format, fully illustrated in black and white by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-6169-4 / 978-0-7636-6169-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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August 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4063-2076-5 / 978-1-4063-2076-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-7680-2 / 978-0-7636-7680-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4063-3746-3 / 978-1-4063-3746-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon UK