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Elliott and the Impossible Fish

by (author) Rebecca North

illustrated by Laurel Keating

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
General, Fishes
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price

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Prepare for adventure on the high seas! Elliot wants to catch the biggest fish that anyone has ever seen. After making a wish, he finds himself on the ocean with a chance to catch the big one. On his journey, different animals try to teach him to fish like they do. Even when things seem impossible, Elliot never gives up.Rebecca North is the author of A Picnic at the Lighthouse. Rebecca grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. She is the mother of a young child and spends many hours reading and re-reading picture books. You can find her online at or on Twitter as @RebeccaNorth11.

About the authors

Rebecca North is a children's author and a member of SCBWI and CANSCAIP. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University and a Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland with her husband, son, and golden retriever.

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Laurel Keating’s illustrations charm and delight children of all ages. An award-winning artist, her work has adorned several Newfoundland children’s books, including Yaffle’s Journey, the Find Scruncheon and Touton books, Moose’s Roof, Elliot and the Impossible Fish, Full Speed Ahead: Errol’s Bell Island Adventure, and Flying Ace: Errol’s Gander Adventure. Once Upon an Iceberg: Errol’s Twillingate Adventure is her tenth book.


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Editorial Reviews

Elliot's grand aspirations make for a charming tale of childhood longing

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