|By (author):||Lionni, Leo|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Classics|
|JUVENILE FICTION / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Size:||10.75in x 8.81in x 0.16in|
|From The Publisher*||The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.|
Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how-with ingenuity and team work-they can overcome any danger.
Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers. To celebrate Swimmy's fiftieth anniversary, we are issuing a handsome special edition hardcover that includes a bonus poster.
|Review Quote*||"With his accustomed subtle interplay of graphic wit, clear language, and plain thinking, Lionni wisely proves that a minnow's grasp should not exceed his oxygen supply." -The New York Times|
"A superior book, simple, but eye-catching." -School Library Journal.
"If the picture book is a new visual art form in our time, Leo Lionni is certain to be judged a master of the genre." -The New York Times
|Biographical Note||LEO LIONNI wrote and illustrated more than forty picture books in his lifetime, including four Caldecott Honor Books-Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.|