Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 8Grade 3n/a2.3n/a
The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on March 7, 2017 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0544815122
ISBN-13: 9780544815124
3 Book Reviews
  • dekupower
    dekupower4 months55 stars
    A young girl that has never been out in the open, just in a fish tank all her life. This book is so tense and enjoyable I love ittt!
    • bsc
      bsc5 months44 stars
      Fish Girl has never been out of the water. In fact, she's never been anywhere except the home of her tank. Here, people come to see the animals and fish. But they also come to try to spot Fish Girl, the mysterious mute mermaid in the tank. She's never questioned her life, it's always been perfect. But what if being a mermaid isn't what it seems? Can Fish Girl discover herself with the help of a new friend and learn to spread her tail.
      • raindrop07
        raindrop07over 1 year44 stars
        She's never been outside the fish tank. She's never known where she came from. She's never been fully seen by a human except for Titan. She's never looked deeper into the words of Titan, her master and the owner of the boardwalk aquarium. And she's never been called anything but "Fish Girl..." Until a human girl fully sees her one day and they become friends. The girl shows the mermaid the ways of the humans and teaches her. The mermaid is compelled toward the human world and fights against her bonds until they break. Forever. This is an amazing graphic novel and I loved reading it. It really inspires friendship, courage and trust in the unknown!