Carl, the Christmas Carp

Carl, the Christmas Carp

Book - 2006
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In Prague in December, as Radim's family fattens up this year's Christmas carp in their bathtub, Radim finds himself feeling sorry for the creature and develops a daring plan.
Publisher: Victoria, BC ; Custer, Wash. : Orca Book Publishers, 2006.
ISBN: 9781551433295
155143329X
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krykorka, Vladyana

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Set in Prague, this is a story about the Czech tradition of cooking carp for Christmas dinner. The live carp lives in the family’s bath tub for a few days before being made into a Christmas dinner centerpiece but the boy, Radim, takes pity on the fish and releases him into the Vltava river.

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Kulisek
Nov 24, 2011

This is a Czech book and Czech tradition. Illustrations are very beautiful depictions of Prague scenery, which brought me right back to my childhood. I was able to read it to my son and even tho the translation is little clumsy, it gave us interesting topic to talk about. Traditions in different cultures. :o)

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Jan 02, 2008

Nice-looking publication but the story--about a boy who saves a carp from becoming Christmas dinner--didn't interest our kid in the least.

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