One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam

By Al Pittman
Illustrated by Shawn O’Hagan

One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam
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Sam, the colourful sculpin, is different. And on one warm summer day, he swims through an underwater community teeming with lively fish of all shapes and sizes. But Sam doesn’t look like anyone else. He feels lonely. Until he finds Sara, his perfect match, in a world where ... Read more


Overview

Sam, the colourful sculpin, is different. And on one warm summer day, he swims through an underwater community teeming with lively fish of all shapes and sizes. But Sam doesn’t look like anyone else. He feels lonely. Until he finds Sara, his perfect match, in a world where everyone is different in their own way. Al Pittman’s classic story, vibrantly illustrated by Shawn O’Hagan, is a perennial favourite. Breakwater Books is proud to make One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam available in a new edition for a whole new generation of readers.

Al Pittman

Al Pittman, one of Newfoundland’s most celebrated authors, was born in St. Leonard’s, Placentia Bay, in 1940 and raised in Corner Brook. He was a co-founder of Breakwater Books, the creative force behind The March Hare festival, and the subject of radio, television, and film documentaries. His most popular books include the children’s favorite Down by Jim Long’s Stage, the play West Moon, and An Island in the Sky: Selected Poems. In 2001, the year of his death, Pittman was awarded a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for his poetry collection Thirty-for-Sixty.

Shawn O’Hagan

Shawn O’Hagan was born in Toronto and has made her home in Newfoundland. She has illustrated seven children’s books including Flights of Magic by John Steffler, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for Children’s Book Illustration, and Robert Munch’s Get Me Another One.

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