Fish tales at NBS

MANCHESTER - Award-winning and best-selling author-artist David Shannon lures readers with an original tall tale of the fish that got away in his new picture book, "Jangles: A Big Fish Story," Monday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m.

Fishing alone at dusk, a boy feels a tug on his line and comes face-to-face with the gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jingles and jangles when he swims. Terrified by the sight, the boy is shocked when Jangles befriends him and takes him on a wild ride to the bottom of the lake. Told from the perspective of a father sharing his own childhood story, the surprise ending to this wild and witty story will capture readers hook, line, and sinker.

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than 30 picture books, including "No, David!", a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon's bestsellers include "Too Many Toys; How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball" (newly released in 2012); "A Bad Case of Stripes"; "Duck on a Bike"; "Alice the Fairy"; and "Good Boy, Fergus!"

A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at


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