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Random House, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger. With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child's shelf.

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User Review  - Dianne F. - Overstock.com

Excellent childrens book that my kids loved for years. Great lessons on leading following and how to fool a bully. Bought 50th edition for greatchildren. Read full review


User Review  - northshorebabysigns1 - Overstock.com

Though not my most favorite childrens book the illustrations are gorgeous more art than illustration really. While the book wasnt useful for my original purpose circle time reading with very young ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators' Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as "a master of the simple fable" by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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