Fish Girl (Hardcover)
Fish Girl lives in an aquarium by the boardwalk, protected (or is it guarded) by Neptune. Her job is to stay mysteriously hidden in the underwater world and to NOT interact with humans. But Fish Girl can't resist making friends with Livia, a human who comes to visit several times. She begins to yearn for a life away from the aquarium, and -- with the help of Livia and the giant octopus who lives in the aquarium -- she learns to breathe and walk among humans. This is a stunning graphic novel with a take on self-discovery that is best for grades 5 and up.— Cathy
The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.