Title: Amphibian : a novel.
Publisher:  Coach House Books, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9781552452141
Seller ID: 90305
GUNN, Carla. Amphibian : a novel. Toronto : Coach House Books, (2009). First Edition. Pp -212,(4). 8vo, illustrated green and white card covers. "Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. He knows that if you wet a dog's food with your saliva and he refuses to eat it then he's top dog, and he knows that dolphins can sleep half a brain at a time. What he doesn't know, though, is why his grandfather died, or why waste-of-flesh Lyle always picks on him. Or why his parents can't live together — after all, when other mate-for-life animals have a fight, it's not like one of them just packs his bags and leaves the country. Tomake it to-infinity worse, he's worried sick about what humans are doing t o the planet, and his mother is worried sick about him. But shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that a quarter of all Earth's mammals areon the Red List of Threatened Species? So, when a White's tree frog ends u p in an aquarium in his fourth-grade classroom, it's the last straw, and heand his best friend, Bird, are spurred to action." - from the back cover. Carla Gunn lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This is her first novel. Very good. 12.00