“A multi-level book with a clear message. That’s a good read.”
“Wesley Eure’s highly acclaimed and recommended story is uniquely and memorably illustrated by the Meredith College Art Department.”
—The Midwest Book Review
Could it be true? Could a fish and bird have fallen in love? This unique collaboration between “Dragon Tales” co-creator Wesley Eure and the Meredith College Art Department uses simple colorful shapes to illustrate this eye-catching book.
When a berry slips from the bird’s beak and falls into the water below for the fish to eat, the two begin a friendship that celebrates their differences. The bird teaches the fish to sing, the fish fetches seaweed for the bird’s nest. Although they soon fall in love, all the neighboring animals and even their own families are skeptical, and worry that there is no way the two can be together.
A friendly mermaid with magical powers appears, and offers to grant their wish to be together. But even the mermaid’s magic does not solve their problem.
It all ends well, though, as the bird and the fish figure out a way to be together. Young readers will love the vivid illustrations that accompany this new, yet timeless tale.
About the Author
For fifteen years, Wesley Eure has starred in television, stage, and big-screen productions. He is co-creator of the popular children’s animated television program, “Dragon Tales.” Many of Eure’s fans will remember his eight-year award-winning role as the rebellious, romantic Michael Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. But what is most dear to his heart is his work with children. His many credits include three years as Will Marshall on the NBC youth classic Land of the Lost. He has been a top fund raiser for the March of Dimes and is the author of The Red Wings of Christmas (also available on audiocassette narrated by the author), published by Pelican.
A FISH OUT OF WATER
By Wesley Eure
Illustrated by Meredith College Art Department
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
32 pp. 10 7/8 x 7 11/16
24 Color illus.