Fish Girl (Hardcover)
Wiesner and Napoli invert Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid in their respective debuts as artist and writer of a graphic novel. Instead of an undersea princess, Fish Girl is a captive exhibit in a shady seaside aquarium. She still longs for to be free to see the greater world outside the one she has known; when she befriends a young girl she realizes that her caretaker may not be what he claims. Wiesner's gentle artwork give the book a dreamlike softness, weaving Napoli's undersea spell.— From What is Chris Andersen reading?
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.