The Magical Wishing Fish

The Classic Grimm's Tale of the Fisherman and His Wife

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; Illustrated by Loek Koopmans

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£10.99
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  • The classic Grimm's tale is reimagined for a new generation of readers
  • Loek Koopmans soft and engaging illustration style brings warmth and feeling to this enduring tale

This classic Brothers Grimm tale of being careful what you wish for is beautifully brought to life with soft, detailed illustrations by Loek Koopmans.

Format:
hardback
Size:
254 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9781782505242
Publication date:
20 Sep 2018

Description

One day a poor fisherman catches a fish that says he's an enchanted prince and begs to be set free. But when the fisherman tells his wife the story, she demands that the fish grants a wish in return.

The magical wishing fish grants them a new house, riches and power. But as his wife's requests become more and more extreme, the kindly fisherman starts to wish only that they were as happy as they'd been when they were poor.

This classic Brothers Grimm tale of being careful what you wish for is beautifully brought to life with soft, detailed illustrations by Loek Koopmans.

A wonderful new adaptation that brings light-hearted humour and warmth to the traditional morality tale of the fisherman and his wife; a story retold throughout the world.

Reviews

'The story is smoothly told [and] the delicate paintings often have an ethereal, abstract quality.'
-- Kirkus

Author

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations.

Loek Koopmans is the author and illustrator of children's books Any Room For Me?, The Pancake That Ran Away, The Little Christmas Tree and Three Wise Men (all Floris Books).

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