Monday, 9 September 2013

The Boy who Swam with Piranhas

By David Almond 

An odd story, with lots of humour and a healthy dose of wonder! Stanley Potts is an ordinary boy who sets off on a journey of discovery after his Uncle Ernie turns their house into a fish canning factory. On Stanley's travels he eventually meets Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?


  1. What a fantastic read!! Stanley is such a likeable character and the humour in the story keeps you turning the pages. We really enjoyed this charming, unusual story. Let us know what you think.
    FBA Team

  2. This is a popular book with team Baines Endowed Thornton. It grabbed us right from the first page! A strong contender!

  3. Poor Stan his parents have died, uncle urnie turned his home into a fish factory! When Stan thinks that things can't get much worse something happens..........

  4. Hope this is a winner one of my favourite reads - it would make a great film too! (FROM an FBA fan)