About this book
In a collaboration with the award-winning picture book creator Oliver Jeffers, David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's journey from anguish to joy. This is published in a jacketed gift format, with black and white illustrations throughout. 'There really is nobody quite like Almond writing in children's of adult's fiction today' "Times". Ages: 8+
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.