Fish Don’t Melt
In Fish Don’t Melt Matti sets out on the ice road to town on the coldest night of the year to bring his father’s favourite fish to safety. His cousin Jarno wants the fighting fish belonging to Matti’s depressed father to compete during the winter festival. Matti has to keep the fish alive in a warm jar on the long, ice cold journey. On the nocturnal ice he meets Drika, who is almost blind, and who, like Matti, has a goal to achieve. Meanwhile time is ticking and the temperature in the jar is dropping.
An atmospheric and exciting story about a night full of threat and calamity, but above all a book about love.
‘Such layering, such rich atmosphere and magnificent dialogue, this is unprecedented. A sparkling narrative.’ - JaapLeest.nl
Zilveren Griffel 2014
Shortlist Boekenleeuw 2014 (best book 9-12)
Tiplist Jonge Jury 2015
Shortlist Lavki-prize 2016
Nomination Kinder- en Jeugdjury Vlaanderen 2015
Illustrations Korneel Detailleur: www.korneeldetailleur.com