Frank the Fish Finds a Friend

by Sarah Burnett-Murray
Illustrated by Cory Cole

Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Fishes
Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
Juvenile Fiction | Family | Alternative Family
Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
46 Pages
ISBN 978-1-7775345-6-1 (Paperback) | $16.99 CAD
ISBN 978-1-7778033-2-2 (Hardcover) | $25.99 CAD
ISBN 978-1-7778033-6-0 (eBook) | $9.99 CAD
On-sale Date: March 1, 2023
Available through Amazon and Ingram (Worldwide) | |
Twin Horseshoes Publishing |

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About the Book

This is the second book about a plucky betta fish named Frank. In this story, Frank meets Phoebe, a shy but curious mystery snail. Frank and Phoebe learn about each other and, in the process, discover the importance of acceptance and the meaning of friendship.

A portion of all proceeds from “Frank the Fish Finds a Friend” will be donated to a non-profit organization supporting friendship.

About the Author

Sarah Burnett-Murray holds several degrees, diplomas, and certificates from McMaster University and Mohawk College which she has earned over a 10-year period. After working in the healthcare field for 17 years, Sarah switched professions to work in the co-operative housing sector. She is currently pursuing her Accredited Member of the Institute of Housing Management (AIHM) certification and working for a non-profit organization. Sarah is a big proponent of community engagement and education. As such, she spends a great deal of time volunteering as president of the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation and a local co-op housing board of directors. In addition, Sarah instructs for five co-op housing federations and sits on the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’s National Education Committee.

Her favourite pastimes include spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, music, movies, and going on new adventures. Sarah is passionate about children and animals. She is currently in the adoption process as a way to build her family and has rescued many animals over the years. She believes that small kindnesses can change the world and that even tiny creatures (like Frank and Phoebe) deserve a great life.

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About the Illustrator

Cory Cole has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brock University and a Certificate in Graphic Design from Durham College. She received the Durham College Award, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery Award, and the title of Highest Ranking Graduate. Cory has been working as a graphic designer for more than 18 years. Cory has always had a love for art, and when she is not drawing cartoons, she enjoys teaching. In her spare time, Cory loves walking her three toy poodles, Henri, Carol, and Philip, watching zombie movies, and spending time with her family.

Praise for Frank the Fish Finds a Friend

“I LOVED this part of Frank’s story!  It was delightful! The building of this friendship between Frank and Phoebe laid out a map of how to begin to reach out to others, and I think that children everywhere could learn from this. I think that anyone who has experienced challenges connecting with others would love this story and find this ‘map’ a helpful tool. 

I love the pace of the story and the security that Frank found in his new home that gave him the curiosity to reach out to Phoebe. Frank is showing us that curiosity grows out of security and that is vital for caregivers to provide.

Thank you so much for once again shining a light on a path that leads to healthier children and families. I am also grateful for the amazing artwork that brings Frank and his story to life!”

Sandra, Child Welfare Worker

“The kids absolutely adored Frank the Fish Finds a Friend. It was very informative and taught them a lesson as well. They learned to never cast judgement on anyone without knowing them. They learned the importance of friendship and to always stay open minded.

The book is very well written and illustrated beautifully. Frank the Fish Finds a Friend is an amazing story. We loved reading it as a family.”

Shelly & Family

“LOVE IT!!! It’s about friendship, coming out of one’s comfort zone, and getting used to one’s environment before exploring/participating.”