Carl, the Christmas Carp

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Carl, the Christmas Carp

By Ian Krykorka; Vladyana Krykorka (Illustrator)

Orca Book Publishers, Hardcover, 9781551433295, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Description
Every year, Radim's family has a delicious carp for Christmas dinner, selected from the huge wooden barrels that line the streets of Prague in December. But this year, when Radim sits by the bathtub feeding breadcrumbs to the fish that his father has chosen, he sees more than a delectable meal.
p>In Carl the Christmas Carp, Ian Krykorka writes a story drawn from his mother's childhood and from life in present day Prague as well. In the vibrant illustrations, Vladyana Krykorka lovingly recreates the city of her birth and her youth, down to the last glorious detail.