• The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

  • By: David Almond
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of changing machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish! Stan, however, has his own destiny, which leads him - via a hook-a-duck stall - to Pancho Pirelli, the blue-caped madman who swims with piranhas. And as Stan delves into the waters, he finally discovers who he really can be.

©2014 David Almond (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"There really is nobody quite like Almond writing today." ( The Times)
"A life-affirming voyage of self-discovery – with a fabulously fishy twist – from master storyteller David Almond." ( The Bookseller)

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  • 01-21-22

Contemporary way of writing a lovely story .

Interesting story that touches on everyday life in an usual way.
The writer captures well