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Tom's Christmas Fish

by Rita Tornqvist-Verschuur Floris Books
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Hbk 32 pages
AU$22.99 NZ$24.34
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The traditional Christmas meal in Prague isn't turkey or ham, but a special kind of Christmas fish. On Christmas Eve, Tom chooses his live fish at the market, and calls it Peppo. He carefully carries it home, through the streets of Prague's old town, in a big bag of water. Tom loves his new pet, but what fate awaits Peppo as the Christmas meal draws near?

This charming, child-friendly story presents one culture's Christmas traditions in fascinating detail. At its core is a heartwarming tale of a boy and his grandpa, as they both learn about doing the right thing. Marit Tornqvist's accomplished artwork vividly brings Tom and Peppo's story, and the beautiful city of Prague, to life.
Rita Törnqvist-Verschuur was born in Amsterdam in1935, and studied Swedish language and literature. She lived in Sweden for ten years with her husband and three children, including her daughter Marit. Rita worked as a translator, and translated many books by Astrid Lindgren, before writing her own books for children and adults. She wrote eight volumes of memoirs, starting with her experiences as a child during the Second World War. Her books Tadpoles on the Piano and The Old Musician were translated into English.

Illustrated by - Marit Törnqvist