June 1, 2006
June 1, 2006
My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village.
Right before we were leaving I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. The journey would be hard to get across the mountains—to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. Yet when I put the fish in the pot I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind.
A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen.
From the Hardcover edition.
Tiger's parents are village aid workers in an unnamed impoverished country. Having endured both drought and flooding, the family is forced to leave when war ventures too close. Part of the journey home includes a dangerous border crossing through the mountains. Right before they leave, Tiger, whose gender and age are never specified, finds a fish in the large puddle outside their home. For some unknown reason, intuition tells Tiger to bring the fish along. The fish takes on a metaphorical quality as the family encounters multiple dangers along the road.
- Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Family / Parents, Action + Adventure / General, Social Issues / General, Historical / Military + Wars, General
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: L. S. Matthews
- Online Item #: 12715705
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0161
- ISBN: 9780440420217
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported