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Fish Boy

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
SHORTLISTED - BRANFORD BOASE AWARD

People call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I've always got my mouth open, that I ask too many questions. But what's wrong with that?

Billy's got a lot on his mind - that he'd rather not think or talk about. So he watches David Attenborough, because Sir David's asked all the questions and got all the answers, and swims in the sea, just letting his mind drift . . .

So when new boy and nature fan Patrick Green starts at school with 'fingers like steel, strength of a bear' and a mackerel swims up to Billy's face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear mask goggles and says: 'Fish Boy', Billy knows he can't keep it secret, because . . . a crazy talking mackerel changes EVERYTHING.

Shimmering with almost-magic and adventure, this is an exceptional read.

Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Richard Jones.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"This is the real thing." - David Almond


Used availability for Chloe Daykin's Fish Boy

Hardback Editions

March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
ISBN: 0-571-32822-9 / 978-0-571-32822-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
ISBN: 0-571-32676-5 / 978-0-571-32676-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
ISBN: 1-5100-6165-7 / 978-1-5100-6165-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fish Boy
Author(s): Chloe Daykin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU