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Every child who goes fishing dreams of catching the biggest, most beautiful fish in the world . . .
The hero of this tender, glowingly illustrated story catches a fish so large and splendid that he takes it home and puts it in the bathtub so we can keep it forever. He picks flowers from the fields to make his fish feel at home. He reads it stories about animal friends.
But the fish is sad—and because the boy likes his fish so much and wants it to be happy, he learns a real lesson about love.
Max Velthuijs, one of Holland's foremost graphic artists, has created lovely, bright colored pictures that are at once realistic and full childlike fantasy. The Little Boy and the Big Fish is a memorable book, jolly, sad, and wise, with the honest emotion that children will recognize as their own.
Praise for Max Velthuijs’s The Kind-Hearted Monster
“With enduring themes of acceptance and kindness, these stories will charm a new generation.”—School Library Journal
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Max Velthuijs (1923–2005) was born in The Hague, Netherlands. As a toddler, he loved to draw and make up his own stories. After studying painting and graphic design, he went on to become one of the most famous illustrators for children in The Netherlands and received many awards. In 2004, he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustrators.
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Book Description Platt & Munk. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust jacket missing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Text is clean and bright. Seller Inventory # 1308254396
Book Description Platt & Munk, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Ex-Library normal markings. Cream buckram cover with some wear and soiling. No apparent marks throughout this book, foxing and soiling to fly-leaf pages. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Seller Inventory # mon0000279245
Book Description Platt & Munk. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in very good condition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Price-clipped dust jacket shows moderate edgewear with several one- and two-inch tears to the front and rear panels. An attractive and presentable copy. Now protected in a mylar cover. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 1206675699
Book Description Abelard Schuman, U.K., 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Good ++. No Jacket. The Author (illustrator). Pictorial glazed bds. Bump to spine ends and corners. Rub to spine ends. 35 mm tear to bottom spine end. Noughts and crossed grid drawn to area of front board . Full page colour illus. Interior very good and clean. Seller Inventory # 037988
Book Description Platt & Munk, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. Published by Platt & Munk, 1969. Red hardbound with dust jacket. Book with .25" tear to one page edge, else intact. Pages unmarked. Small puncture to gutter of back cover, else gentle wear. Jacket in acceptable conditon: torn, rumpled, repaired with clear tape. Seller Inventory # 44485th