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The Rainbow Fish

Written & illustrated by Marcus Pfister
Published by NorthSouth Books
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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

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Quotes from The Rainbow Fish

  • “A rather peculiar feeling came over the Rainbow Fish. For a long time he watched the little blue fish swim back and forth with his new scale glittering in the water.”
  • “The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with the glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish.”

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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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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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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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.

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Who Wrote The Rainbow Fish

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Marcus Pfister

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.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781558580091
Publication Date:
January 27, 1999
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
91042158
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
59922048
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1558580093
Lexile:
AD610L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
14998
ATOS Book Level:
3.3
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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