Publication: The Nightfish
Author + Illustrator: Helen McCosker
Published by: The Five Mile Press
Original Artworks: Oil on Canvas
Ant loves fishing with his father. One night, he catches a fish that glows like a star in the sea. Ant calls it his nightfish and takes it home where its luminous glow lights his bedroom. Out of the sea, the nightfish gradually fades and Ant searches for food to restore it to its former brilliance. Meanwhile, the other creatures of the sea are upset about the loss of their ‘lightfish’. In retribution, they steal the harbour lights, street lights and even the lighthouse! Ant realises that the only way to correct the chaos is to return the nightfish to the sea.
"...McCosker’s stunning paintings use colour to wonderful effect - deep blues and purple for the night scenes, amber and gold for the radiant bedroom, sharp aqua and yellow for blindingly bright daylight hours. Children will also love the challenge of searching for the pelican in every scene.." (QLD Premier's Reading Challenge, 2009)
This book is currently out of print and so unfortunately I cannot include it in my shop. However, I have found some copies still available and have included them in the links below.
Where to buy:
There's even one on Ebay!!