A Fish Named Glub

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Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

In this lyrical story about friendship and the power of dreams, a small and ordinary fish asks himself the big questions in life as he observes life in the diner beyond his fishbowl.

Who am I? Where do I belong?

The lively characters around him provide unexpected answers, but soon it’s Glub who reveals answers to their questions, and their hearts’ true desires. The small and ordinary fish discovers that life can be extraordinary. You just have to ask …

“A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams discovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them.”

Kirkus Review, February 26, 2014

“Bar-el’s tale of a fish who changes the lives of the employees and patrons of a small diner has the scope of a novel.”

Publishers Weekly, February 3, 2014

“Bisaillon creates gorgeous mixed-media tapestries upon which Bar-el’s words dance.”

Quill & Quire, April 2014


2 thoughts on “A Fish Named Glub

  1. Hi Dan
    I really love your books. My students and I read them over and over again especially A Fish Named Glub. Are you able to sign my book? I know that due to so many Covid restrictions you probably can’t but I thought I would give it a try. Thanks for all your wonderful books Dan. Please continue to write books so that we can read them.


    1. Hello Merve,
      Thank you for reaching out with such wonderful news! I am thrilled to know that A Fish Named Glub is popular with your students. I find it is often the one that gets overlooked.
      If you contact me through my website, perhaps we can figure out away to get you a signature.
      All good wishes to you and your students!


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