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María José Ferrada and Mariana Alcántara 

Translated from the Spanish by Kit Maude


Based on the premise that every species has a recurring dream, Swimmers takes the reader on a surreal, dream-state adventure.


"Fish dream of becoming Olympic swimmers … Olympic swimmers dream that they’re fish.

It’s a very unlikely dream."


Swimmers uses humor and poetry to show the reader how a page can be a deep, blue sea or an Olympic swimming pool, and blurs the line between what is and isn’t possible. Filled with quirky text and amusing illustrations of sturgeons in swimwear and tuna taking the gold, Swimmers merges the worlds of fish and people in this English-language translation of an entirely original book.


ISBN: 978-1-7347839-3-3 

9.05” (W) x 11.81” (H) • 32 pages • Hardcover