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Children's Fiction Foxes

The Fox and the Fisherman

by (author) Marianne Dumas

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


Barabas is a lonely fisherman. Every morning, alone, he goes out to sea on his small fishing boat, throws his net in the water, and hopes to bring some fish home (where no one is waiting for him). Then one day, Barabas discovers footprints near his home. To whom could they belong?

About the author

Marianne Dumas: Il était une fois une petite fille avec des longs cheveux bruns tressés, des taches de rousseur et des yeux d’un bleu perçant remplis d’espoir et d’imagination. Elle rêvait d’écrire des livres, d’enseigner les arts et d’être “dompteuse de cirque”. Aujourd’hui, elle est enseignante, elle se crée tout un cirque et… elle écrit son premier livre!

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Editorial Reviews

Dumas is a gifted painter, and many of her watercolour illustrations are striking. She has a knack for capturing raw emotion, and is at her best when depicting the fisherman and the wildness of the sea.

Quill and Quire (Toronto, ON)

Dumas explores friendship, loss, new life and aging in this gentle and simple story that would be at home in an elementary classroom, school library, or simply as a much loved "read it again" bedtime story.

Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)

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