Eoin Colfer’s heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship and the bond between a girl and her grandfather – now in a standard paperback format for middle-grade readers.
Little Lucja’s Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army, and the Communists, and now he is looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement. He plans to begin with a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp. But when the carp arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub and Lucja’s heart, has Grandpa Feliks finally met his match?
Eoin Colfer, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Eoin Colfer started writing in primary school with gripping Viking stories inspired by what he was learning in class. In 2001 he published the first book in the Artemis Fowl series, which went on to sell millions of copies across the globe. He says, “I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon.” Eoin lives in Ireland with his wife and two children and was the Laureate na nog (Irish Children’s Laureate) from 2014-2016.||Peter Bailey was born in India and grew up in London, where his father worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum and where Peter was first inspired to start drawing. In his extraordinary career he has illustrated over 100 books by authors and poets, including Philip Pullman, Allan Ahlberg and Alexander McCall Smith. Peter’s beautiful line drawings bring to life many different worlds, both real and imagined.