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The Only Fish in the Sea

Written by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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Aug 15, 2017
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4-8
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Did you hear about little Amy Scott? She got a goldfish for her birthday and then just threw it in the ocean! That doesn’t seem right.

I guess Sherman and Sadie will have to go save little Ellsworth (every fish deserves a proper name) on their own. They’ll need:

A boat Fishing gear Twenty-one pink balloons A bucket of paint And Appropriate headwear in case of weather―good or bad

Don’t worry. Ellsworth is in good hands now, but what ever happened to little Amy Scott?

Join Sadie (Special Delivery) on another adventure in The Only Fish in the Sea, a delightful picture book by Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell.

What Kind of Book is The Only Fish in the Sea

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The Notorious RAD
Mom of 1. Wife to 1. #1.
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4.5 / 7.0
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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4.75 / 7.0
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.25 / 7.0

The Only Fish in the Sea feels a little bit like bedtime story you make up on the spot–it sort of rambles along and winds its way through a loose narrative, pulling itself together as it goes. It’s thin on plot and thinner on morals but that’s kind of the charm of it–it’s just a story.

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Who Wrote The Only Fish in the Sea

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Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books including A Home for Bird, Hello, My Name is Ruby, Sebastian and the Balloon, Ideas Are All Around, Samson in the Snow, and the forthcoming All the Animals Where I Live.

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Who Illustrated The Only Fish in the Sea

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Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, winner of the Caldecott Medal, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781626722828
Publication Date:
August 15, 2017
ASIN/ISBN 10:
162672282X

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