Tom's Christmas Fish by Rita Törnqvist-Verschuur Illustrated by Marit TörnqvistFloris Books
8 5/8" x 11 1/2"
Illustrations: In Color
The traditional Christmas meal in Prague isn’t turkey or ham but a special kind of Christmas fish. On Christmas Eve, Tom chooses his live fish at the market and calls it Peppo. Carefully, he carries it home in a big bag of water through the streets of Prague’s old town.
Tom loves his new pet, but what fate awaits Peppo as the Christmas meal draws near? This charming, child-friendly story presents one culture’s Christmas traditions in fascinating detail. At its core is a heartwarming tale of a boy and his grandfather as they both learn about doing the right thing.
Marit Törnqvist’s accomplished, vivid artwork brings the story of Tom and Peppo and the beautiful city of Prague to life.
(Ages 5–8 years)