Fish Girl-9780544815124

Fish Girl

by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli

David Wiesner’s first graphic novel, with text by acclaimed author Donna Jo Napoli, is a beautiful, engaging, and frequently funny coming-of-age tale about a mermaid for middle grade readers.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544815124
  • ISBN-10: 0544815122
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 03/07/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 20

About the book

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.

About the author
David Wiesner

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli is a distinguished academic in the field of linguistics and teaches at Swarthmore College. She is also the author of more than eighty books for young readers.


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"Napoli (Dark Shimmer) and Wiesner (Mr. Wuffles!) create a plot that crackles, and Wiesner’s graceful, classically proportioned artwork makes the story’s fantastical elements clear and believable." 

 —Publishers Weekly 


"A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed."