Jangles by David Shannon
A Big Fish Story

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Bestselling storyteller David Shannon instantly hooks readers with this stunning, highly entertaining tour-de-force--his best book ever!

Breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy pull
readers along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, the
biggest fish anyone has seen. Fishing alone at dusk,
a boy feels a tug on his line and comes face-to-face
with the gigantic trout--whose enormous jaw is covered
with so many lures and fish hooks that he jingles and
jangles when he swims. Terrified by the sight, the boy is
shocked when Jangles befriends him and takes him on an
adventure to the bottom of the lake. A surprise ending
will leave readers laughing and shaking their heads. Here
is Shannon at his very best-in a wild and witty story that
begs repeated reading.
 

About David Shannon

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David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon's bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by The Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Everyone at Big Lake wanted to catch infamous Jangles, the “biggest fish anyone had ever seen.” Jangles earned his name from the metal lures and fishhooks embedded in his huge jaw that “clinked and clattered as he swam.” Locals believed Jangles was so big he could eat eagles and beavers, and some...

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Jangles: A Big Fish Story

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That’s why he was called Jangles.” The unnamed narrator’s father shares a story his father told him, a highly embellished tale about his father’s boyhood, when Jangles was the fish everyone wanted to catch.

Oct 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Jangles: A Big Fish Story

Portland Book Review

But in Jangles, A Big Fish Story, readers will recount the lure of the big catch.

Dec 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Jangles: A Big Fish Story

Portland Book Review

But in Jangles, A Big Fish Story, readers will recount the lure of the big catch.

Dec 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Jangles: A Big Fish Story

The Horn Book

(The lad considers it but, in the end, he does the right thing.) Working with a palette as dark and evocative as the depths in which his elusive character dwells, Shannon provides formidable close-up views of battle-scarred Jangles, a larger-than-life character with a memorable tale.

Sep 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Jangles: A Big Fish Story

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