Papa's Mechanical Fish

Candace Fleming, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Margaret Ferguson Books

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Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr!  That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"—and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa—who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips—creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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Praise for Papa's Mechanical Fish

"Fleming’s telling is lively, humorous, and specific." -- The Horn Book
 

"A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention." -- Kirkus Reviews

"There’s a rich history of batty inventor/tinkerer dads in children’s books, and the girl narrator’s father in this book could hang with the best of them." -- Booklist

 *"The exuberant and inquisitive tone of this book is sure to entertain curious children." -- School Library Journal, starred review


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Candace Fleming, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Candace Fleming is the author of many picture and young adult books, including Boxes for Katje, Gator Gumbo, and The Great and Only Barnum, a finalist for theYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. She lives in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Max's Words by Kate Banks and, most recently, Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

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Papa's Mechanical Fish
Candace Fleming, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

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CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
June 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374399085
ISBN10: 0374399085
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
June 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466844506
ISBN10: 1466844507
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$9.99
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