The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

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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 clanging 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.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 212g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406337463
  • 9781406337464
  • 10,124

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"There really is nobody quite like Almond writing in children's or adult's fiction today." (The Times)"

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About David Almond

David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David has also collaborated with Polly Dunbar on the highly acclaimed My Dad's a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon, and with Dave McKean on The Savage, Slog's Dad and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. David lives in Hexham, Northumberland. To find out more about David and his books, go to

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