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Lyra and the Adventure of the Flying Fish
Lyra and the Adventure of the Flying Fish

Lyra and the Adventure of the Flying Fish

By Peter Emina, Illustrated by Alice Ridley


48 Pages, 8 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: April 2013

ISBN 9781907912016

Rights: US & CA

Phoenix Yard Books (Apr 2013)

Price: $17.99


An underwater adventure plot framed by a premature baby who grows into a girl during her incubator dreamsLyra and W. Rabbit were together from the very first moment. As the second moment arrived, Rabbit lay there with his head next to hers. He could feel her tiny breaths passing along the plastic tube. He listened to the air as it tickled his big furry ears . . . Peacefully floating on the surface of life, Lyra is very good at ignoring everything. But when her beloved rabbit is taken away by an unschooled whooshing jumble of flying fish, Lyra finds herself caught up in an amazing watery adventure below the surface of the ocean. With the help of her new friend Timothy the turtle, she bravely vows to find W. Rabbit at all costs.


"Accompanied by delightfully gentle illustrations this is a charming story. It highlights how a special toy can be an important friend to a child by providing much needed reassurance and security."  —Carousel Magazine

"This is a lovely and engaging tale which will appeal to young readers but what makes it special and original is that the authors were inspired to write it when they saw their niece for the first time, lying in her incubator next to her toy rabbit, struggling to be alive."  —School Librarian

Lyra and the Adventure of the Flying Fish has "lovely line drawings and watercolors." —School Library Journal

Author Biography

Peter Emina is a film, television, and music producer. Alice Ridley worked as a costume and set designer for various film and television productions and is now a freelance art director.