Follow the heartwarming, fun, and inspiring tale of Marguerite as she goes from being a lowly fishmonger to becoming a big band leader in a swanky nightclub, in the pages of this expressively illustrated tale set in 1940's and written in verse.
Timid Marguerite flounders as a fishmonger for her crabby uncle Earl. When her animal pals, a dog, three birds and a rat, attempt to help her enter a nightclub contest, her world comes crashing down around and her Uncle lowers the boom: her beloved trumpet has to go! It's only then that a magical muse, named Coda, gives her the strength to swim against the tides and catch her dream, no matter what form that dream takes.
In the end readers, both young and old, will cheer as they follow Marguerite’s journey through the colorfully illustrated pages of this story which asks the question: has Marguerite got what it takes to succeed, not only in the big boy's world of jazz but can she overcome her own crippling self-doubt which may prove to be a greater obstacle than all the other conflicts combined? "Fish out of Water" is a story which entertains with the universal and timeless lesson for today: "Though people may tell you you're destined to fail, remember this one little speech: there's magic with just keeping on with the thought that your gift is what makes you unique."
|Publisher:||Happy Holliday Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 12 Years|
About the Author
As both a woman and a person of color, Ms. Holliday has had her fair share of obstacles to overcome, but she has been able to persevere because of her faith in God who guides her path and has given her the resiliency to not be crushed by disappointment, the ability to embrace new directions and wherewithal to not allow other's estimations of her define her identity.
Using her lifetime career of art and story experience she wrote and illustrate "Fish Out of Water" to inspire all young women, whether they be African American or any race, to let their own unique voice be heard in their world--no matter what world they inhabit!