The Fish in Room 11 (Reissue)
Heather Dyer
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UK Price: £5.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 7+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 160pp
ISBN: 978-1908-43585-9
Illustrator: Peter Bailey
Publication date: January 2013
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Toby lives a lonely life in his pyjamas at the seaside hotel where he was abandoned as a baby ...

 ... until the day he’s sent down to the beach to look for Cook’s lost laundry. Instead, he finds a pale, thin girl, lying at the water’s edge with a long green tail swaying gently in the shallows.

Eliza Flot is a stranded mermaid and she needs his help. Toby takes to her like a fish to water, and when he meets her noisy parents he practically becomes part of the family. But Toby’s new friendship arouses suspicion back at the hotel. If only Toby and the Flots can come up with a plan to rescue each other ...  

Re-Issue of Heather Dyer's 2005 classic.

'A quirky, charming book, funny and imaginative.'
Highland Children's Book Award Winner 2006
'All the joyous playfulness of a little classic.'
The Times

"The Grand Hotel at the end of the pier is suspiciously like a hotel where I used to work as a chambermaid. I didn't have to wear my pyjamas though, unlike Toby. My favourite bit in this story is when mean Mr Harris fiddles with the peephole in the door to room 11 so that he can spy on the Flots - very sneaky."

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