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The Resource Tortot : the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart, Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Tortot : the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart, Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Label
Tortot : the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart
Title
Tortot
Title remainder
the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart
Statement of responsibility
Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Title variation
Cold fish who lost his world and found his heart
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"In the Great Wars a new battle is fought every week. Soldiers perish like mayflies, while friend and foe change more often than fashions in Paris. Struggling to survive amid the chaos is Tortot, the finest army cook in the land. With only his pots and pans and his flask of Eternal Soup he can magic up mouthwatering meals from the dullest of ingredients. But as well as being a genius in the kitchen, he also has an uncanny knack for saving his own skin, and people say he has a heart as cold as a fish at the bottom of the ocean. Then one day, Tortot finds a surprise hiding in a barrel of gherkins - a boy soldier who has lost both his brothers and his legs in battle, and who begs the cook not to give him away. Can Tortot find it within his cold heart to help? This is a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated tale of friendship and the absurdity of war."--Dust jacket
Member of
Awards note
2017 Golden list award for the best work of Dutch children's fiction for ages 12-15
Cataloging source
AU@
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1964-
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Lindelauf, Benny
Dewey number
839.313/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
PZ7.L65757
LC item number
To 2017
Literary form
fiction
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1990-
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  • Volbeda, Ludwig
  • Watkinson, Laura
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  • Cooks
  • War stories
  • Soldiers
  • Survival
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Tortot : the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart, Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Hoe Tortot zijn vissenhart verloor in Amsterdam, 2016."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1018368376
Dimensions
20 x 23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781782691549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1018368376
Label
Tortot : the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart, Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Hoe Tortot zijn vissenhart verloor in Amsterdam, 2016."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1018368376
Dimensions
20 x 23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781782691549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1018368376

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