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Fat Boy Swim

(2003)
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FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD JIMMY KELLY is 'Fat Boy Fat,' the largest kid in his Scottish community, who is made to feel useless at everything. Only his family know's he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy's determined to keep it that way. After all, what would people say if they discovered that 'Big Blob Kelly' had one special talent and it involved food?

So when GI Joe, the toughest coach at school, finds out his secret, Jimmy's sure he's doomed. But, Coach proposes a deal: If Jimmy helps him, Coach will help Jimmy . . . swim. With each stroke Coach teaches him, Jimmy feels like he's getting closer to recognizing the Shadow Shape that's been haunting his dreams. And closer to Ellie, whose chocolate brown curls look good enough to eat. Coach and Ellie know there's more to Jimmy than meets the eye. Now it's time for Jimmy to stop hiding and realize it himself.

'A moving, tumultuous, roller-coaster, acid-etched story.' - The Bookseller (UK)

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 0-385-73205-8 / 978-0-385-73205-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 0-385-90237-9 / 978-0-385-90237-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 0-582-84890-3 / 978-0-582-84890-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 1-4052-7931-1 / 978-1-4052-7931-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 1-4052-3966-2 / 978-1-4052-3966-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 0-440-23891-9 / 978-0-440-23891-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 1-4052-0239-4 / 978-1-4052-0239-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 1-4000-9041-5 / 978-1-4000-9041-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde, Gary Lewis
ISBN: 0-7540-9888-5 / 978-0-7540-9888-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
ISBN: 1-4000-9042-3 / 978-1-4000-9042-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fat Boy Swim
Author(s): Catherine Forde
Publisher: Egmont
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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