Scholastic, Hardcover, 9780531301111, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1998
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Born in a fjord, a tiny fish named Arlene wants to be a sardine. Fully grown by two, she swims into a big purse net along with thousands of friends from her school. After three days and three nights, she is lifted out of the water and dropped onto the deck of a fishing boat, where she dies. But that's not the end of Arlene's story. It takes a lot more than just being caught for Arlene to achieve her dream of becoming a sardine. Both clear-eyed and kindhearted, this tale of Arlene's journey from down in the deep to a tightly packed tin can is a salute to all the little fish of the world.