Louis the Fish

Maurice Sendak greeted the publication of the first book by this unique author and artist team with an astonishing review in The New York Times Book Review, which began Sid and Sol is a wonder a picture book that heralds a hopeful, healthy flicker of life in what is becoming a creatively exhausted genre The magic rests in teh seamless bond of Arthur Yorinks s and RichaMaurice Sendak greeted the publication of the first book by this unique author and artist team with an astonishing review in The New York Times Book Review, which began Sid and Sol is a wonder a picture book that heralds a hopeful, healthy flicker of life in what is becoming a creatively exhausted genre The magic rests in teh seamless bond of Arthur Yorinks s and Richard Egielski s deft and exciting collaboration Sendak concluded his review with an enthusiastic Welcom, Mr Yorinks and Mr Egielski Now Louis the Fish, their second picture book, not only fulfills the promise of the first, but amply surpasses it.Louis is a butcher He has a nice shop on Flatbush, with steady customers He s always friendly, always helpful, a wonderful guy But Louis is not happy He hates meat All his life he s been surrounded by meat His grandfather was a butcher His father was a butcher His whole childhood, even his birthdays, revolved aournd meat As a boy he tried anythign to escape even a job after school cleaning fishtanks.But that doesn t last long Louis soon has to take over his parents butcher shop He grows ill Business begins to fail All seems lost Until on night, in fitful sleep, after uneasy dreams, Louis is changed in a profound and startling way and begins a happy new life.
Louis the Fish Maurice Sendak greeted the publication of the first book by this unique author and artist team with an astonishing review in The New York Times Book Review which began Sid and Sol is a wonder a pictu

  • Title: Louis the Fish
  • Author: Arthur Yorinks Richard Egielski
  • ISBN: 9780374445980
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Louis the Fish”

    1. The closest work the team has done to the brilliant Hey, Al but still not very close. Basically that was a 'one-hit-wonder' thing. Too bad.

    2. I was not impressed with this book, especially it being advertised as a Reading Rainbow book. I felt a though it was a watered down plain version of the Incredible Mr Limpet, which was interesting.

    3. Easily one of the best books ever written. Definitely the best final sentence in the history of books. Loved reading it to my sons when they were boysjust read it to the 3rd grade class of a great-nephew of ours.

    4. Louis is the son of butcher shop owners who cannot stand the sight of meat. When his parents pass away, he takes over the business. Surrounded by meat, Louis develops a love for fish. Surrealistic illustrations paint a dreadful nightmare of meat chasing monsters, and then Louis magically awakes as a fish-- a salmon to be exact. Great book for stimulating a child's creativity and imagination.

    5. Some kids that I used to babysit when I was younder loved this book. The story was o.k. but I like to illustration much better than the story. It might be that I had to read it everytime I went over to babysit.

    6. Louis can't stand meat and hates working at his father's butcher shop. He receives meats for birthday gifts and has dreams about hamburgers punching him. I know it's ridiculous but I couldn't help myself; I laughed over and over.

    7. I didn't care for the ending in which (view spoiler)[after transforming into a salmon, Louis is put in a small tank and lives there happily ever after (hide spoiler)]. Not sure what Yorinks meant by this. Couldn't Louis just sell the butcher shop and go do something else, like work at an aquarium?

    8. The Reading Rainbow seal drew my eye but honestly, Juni (4) and I were kind of bewildered, underwhelmed. Illustrations were nice, but the message and ending of the story were so far outside of our own desires and experiences.

    9. Cute, cute book about never losing your dreams and knowing you can actually become what you want to be.

    10. creepy and weird for me as a kid to think about strange men living alone in nyc apartments turning into fish

    11. interesting author - he writes about subjects that seem much more "adult" than most books and adds great illustrations to them!!

    12. A rather strange story about a butcher who hates meat, but loves fish (live fish that is). And in a very Kafka-esque way, wakes up as a large salmon one day. Odd.Nice illustrations.

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