The Rainbow Fish

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Agent Canada (Quebec)   Elisabeth Comtois 1 514-273-3093
Agent Asia   Elisabeth Comtois 1 514-273-3093
© Michael Venn


The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!

The first of three tales introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colours of the rainbow. He is admired — and resented — by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as The Rainbow Fish finds the courage to explore the great unknown deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colours who are eager to make his acquaintance. The underworld wonderland is the setting for an introduction to the concept of opposites. As a fitting finale, the story ends with the most satisfying opposite of all—give and take—as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend.

The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with their enchanting puppetry.

Winner of The Christopher Award, the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize, American Booksellers Association ABBY Winner, and an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice title-the sweet message of The Rainbow Fish series has resonated with children, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers around the world.

Audience: 3 to 8 and families
Duration: 50 minutes
Unlimited gauge

Jim Morrow (Director/Production Designer), Marcus Pfister (Text), Steven Naylor (Composer), Sarah Haydon Roy (Scenic Painter),  Deborah MacLean et Struan Robertson (Associate Designers).


Cette pièce a des airs de grand livre animé d’illustrations naïves et éclatantes. Les ultraviolets devant lesquels les marionnettistes s’effacent font croire à l’impossible: ces personnages de mousse et carte-pâte semblent vivants.

— Voir (Québec)


Mermaid Theatre


© Michael Venn