Emile: The Helpful Octopus

by Tomi Ungerer

16.95

Emile: The Helpful Octopus | 9780714849737

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ISBN:9780714849737

Format:Hardback

Published:11/12/2018 by Phaidon Press Ltd

Description

Emile is an eight-legged hero who has twice as much courage and four times as many legs as most people – except, of course, other octopuses.

When deep-sea diver Captain Samovar is attacked by a ferocious shark, Emile comes to his aid. Grateful to his rescuer, the Captain invites him to stay at his home, where Emile sleeps in a bathtub full of salt water. Emile turns out to be a fantastic octopus: he is a gifted musician (able to play three instruments simultaneously) and a great lifeguard, teaching children to swim and saving people from drowning. One day, Emile and the Captain, who works on a police launch, encounter a suspicious-looking boat in the ocean, with a dangerous group of smugglers on board…

A charming tale of a fearless crime-fighting, eight-legged hero that will delight two-legged readers of all ages.

Age 5-8