David Almond and Oliver Jeffers’s rollicking adventure set in a circus, The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas, is the eighth book in the Guardian children’s fiction prize book club – what do you think?Every week we are featuring one of the brilliant books in the running for the 2013 Guardian children’s fiction prize. This week it’s The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond and Oliver Jeffers.What’s the book about?After being given a £10 note on his birthday, orphaned Stanley Potts visits a fair and wins thirteen goldfish. When his money-mad uncle cruelly turns them into a new fish product in his fish-canning factory, Stan ups and runs away. An adventure that begins on the Hook a Duck stall leads from fairground to circus as Stan begins to discover what he values. But he is not entirely in charge of his own destiny. Everything is leading him to the legendary Pancho Pirelli, famous for swimming with piranhas, who is determined to train Stan as his apprentice. Does Stan have the courage? A rollicking adventure with a big-hearted hero. Find out more about the bookNow’s your chance to read the book, hear from the author, write a review and enter …read more

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