The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic.
Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.
A CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNER
WINNER OF THE BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR CRITICI IN ERBA PRIZE
AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS ABBY AWARD WINNER
AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN’S CHOICE
#1 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
This is a story I loved as a child. Rereading it today I saw why I enjoyed it. The message of giving is strong and clear and teaches the meaning of happiness. I like seeing the transformation of the rainbow fish from a selfish fish to someone the other fish wanted to be around.
Marcus Pfister was born in 1960 in Bern, Switzerland. After attending art school in Bern and subsequent graphic designer training, he worked from 1981 to 1983 in an advertising agency. In 1984 he started his own business and which inspired his first picture book, The Sleepy Owl, published 1986 by NordSüd. The big breakthrough followed in 1992 when Marcus Pfister wrote, The Rainbow Fish—taking the bestseller lists by storm. To date, more than 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, in different formats, appearing in over 50 different languages. In his studio overlooking the Swiss capital, Marcus Pfister continues to create new characters and stories.