About the Book
Tadpoles, clams and minnows – WOW!
For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun, until they are startled by a “fishy” find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid.
Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs – until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!
With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it’s too late?
“What’s that!?” Beth exclaimed to her brother. She pointed to something large swimming towards them…something blue with spiny fish and big scales!
The children could not believe their eyes. There was a carp in the pond! Looker closer, they saw not just one carp but many. The carp had followed the water inland and were now trapped.
With the water in the pond drying up more and more each day, what would happen to them?”
Irish Beth Maddock (nee Fell) was a columnist for two local newspapers, has had stories published in Reader’s Digest Canada and broadcasted on CHBC Television. She is a published poet and has both performed in and directed plays and musical theater productions. A playwright for a church drama production, her three part monologue, Tapestry, helped fund-raise over $1,000. The Great Carp Escape is her first published children’s book, and is based on the true story of a heroic rescue that took place in Maddock’s beach front home on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. A member of SCBWI, InScribe and The Word Guild, Irish would like to continue doing something about those ideas that get downloaded into her brain at 2 am.
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