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The Fish in the Bathtub

Written by Eoin Colfer

Illustrated by Peter Bailey

Part of the Little Gems Series

Key Stage 1 General Fiction

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Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 7 - 11 year old category.

One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 5-8  It's post-war Poland and grandpa is on a mission to enjoy a traditional carp dinner on Christmas Eve but his granddaughter just might persuade him otherwise but why?   A beautiful, heartwarming story that will melt the hearts of all who read it and is a great story for grandparents and their grandchildren to share.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

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The Fish in the Bathtub Synopsis

Little Lucja's Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army, and the Communists, and now he is looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement. He plans to begin with a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp. But when the carp arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub and in Lucja's heart, has Grandpa Feliks finally met a force of will he cannot resist?

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123607
Publication date: 15th September 2014
Author: Eoin Colfer
Illustrator: Peter Bailey
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: General Fiction

About Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.” Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop ...

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