Nen and the Lonely Fisherman

Nen and the Lonely Fisherman

4.55 (77 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.55 (77 ratings by Goodreads)

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Far out to sea and deep below the whispering waves lives a merman called Nen. Nen spends his days exploring his underwater kingdom, but something is missing: his heart is empty. So, Nen ventures to the forbidden world above and it is here that he meets Ernest, a lonely fisherman. But can two people from different worlds be together and what will happen when a terrifying storm gathers? A lyrical, beautiful celebration of love, acceptance and faith, with a gentle message about how we treat our oceans, and each other.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 304 x 215 x 5mm | 239g
  • Warwick, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour illustrations
  • 1913339092
  • 9781913339098
  • 320,507

Review quote

'A lovely, gentle story of friendship and love between a merman, Nen, and Ernest, the fisherman of the title, with a conservationist theme rippling throughout. Mayhew's light-dappled, tender illustrations are the perfect foil for Eagleton's quiet, well chosen words.' - The Guardian; 'Tender, hopeful and brave.' - Abi Elphinstone; Beautiful and heart-warming.' - Sophie Anderson; 'A gorgeous book - children and adults alike are going to absolutely love it.' - Benjamin Dean; 'Full of heart and gorgeous artwork.' - Lew Newbery; 'An inclusive, hopeful fairytale with beautifully dreamy art.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller; 'A gorgeous tale of connection, acceptance and love.' - Through The Wardrobe Books; 'Magificent.' - Tell Tale Books; 'Destined to be a classic. 'Sofishticated' uplifting and full of strength against adversity.' - Tom Griffiths of checkmeoutbooks blog; 'A beautiful tale of longing, love and the importance of protecting the oceans ... a standout picture book.' - Matthew Todd, Former Editor, Attitude Magazine; 'The raw emotion pours our of everypage.' - Edspire;
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About Ian Eagleton

Ian is 35 years old and is the director of The Reading Realm. He is also a content creator and resource writer for various educational organisations, including The Literacy Shed and Authorfy. Ian has taught in primary schools for 13 years and during this time has been a member of the senior management team, a phase leader, and literacy co-ordinator. Ian has also run staff training and writing workshops for children. He still teaches part time at a local school and especially enjoys sharing picture books, poetry and creative writing activities with the children he teaches.
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Rating details

77 ratings
4.55 out of 5 stars
5 70% (54)
4 21% (16)
3 5% (4)
2 1% (1)
1 3% (2)
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