The Strangest Fish

Author: Arden, Katherine

Publication Date:

October 2024

Age Group:


Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Astra Young Readers

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America



The Strangest Fish

Author: Arden, Katherine


In this bewitching picture book debut from bestselling fantasy author Katherine Arden, a girl wins an odd-looking goldfish at a county fair that ends up being secretly magical.

When Daisy wins a funny-looking goldfish at a fair, she ignores the mean comments about its
appearance. She doesn’t mind the dull scales and lumpy head—in fact, she thinks her goldfish is
the prettiest thing in the world. However, as Daisy continues caring for the goldfish, something
strange starts happening to it…

With lyrical writing and stunning illustrations, this enchanting story about a girl and her goldfish
reveals—with a touch of magic— the transformative power of unconditional love and care.