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Swimmy

Written & illustrated by Leo Lionni
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Mar 28, 1963
Publication Date
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Pages
4-8
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The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.

Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers. To celebrate Swimmy’s fiftieth anniversary, we are issuing a handsome special edition hardcover that includes a bonus poster.

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Who Wrote Swimmy

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Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: <i>Inch by Inch</i>, <i>Frederick</i>, <i>Swimmy</i>, and <i>Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse</i>. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780394817132
Publication Date:
March 28, 1963
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
63008504
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
193737
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0394817133
Lexile® Level:
AD570L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
17549
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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