The Sturgeon General & The Catfish – On Sale Now

So excited. My newest work is available for sale now, right here.  This book will appeal to the juvenile age group (7-10 years of age).  Its a quick read at 60 pages.  Your children and grand children will delight in these fun fish characters.

If you would like a personal message included in the book from the author, Mary Barr, please include in the contact form what you would like it to say.

Mary will contact you to arrange payment and delivery.

Prices are $5.50 US and $6.00 Cdn

Please note:  taxes plus shipping/handling not included.

Thanks for your business and enjoy the synopsis.

Catfish, books, juvenile


The Sturgeon General & The Catfish

Catfish was the only catfish who was taken to the secret part of the ocean, where she’d enjoyed a easy fun life for so long. But now, she needed her Momma Cat. Because, Momma Cat is the only one able to teach her the ’catfish dance’ and without it she can’t hope to find a husband. Catfish knows she must learn the dance soon before her skin looses its shine and her whiskers grow droopy.

In order to allow Momma Cat into these secret waters Catfish requires the Sturgeon General signature on the permissions papers. But, the only fish who knows how to locate the Sturgeon General happens to be the pesky little tadpole. Finally, Catfish is resigned to having to endure his annoying ways and refusal to speak with her. She knows Tadpole thinks she’ll eat him. But why would she? A little fish would be quite tasty but, a little tadpole who is almost a green froggy thing, most certainly would not! So, Catfish sets out to persuade Tadpole he is safe in her company. After much coaxing, reluctantly, he shares with her the information she requires and soon, Catfish sets off on an adventure. Or, it seems like an adventure until
she nears the entrance to the Sturgeon General’s cave and the Bass guards decide she looks deliciously like, ‘good eating’. Catfish only just escapes by her whiskers.

It is the beautiful angelfish who comes to her rescue. Angelfish just happens to be the Sturgeons Generals secretary. And after Catfish praises the beautiful fish several times, Angelfish agrees to help her get an audience with the Sturgeon General. However, the path to his door is fraught with danger. When finally she meets the Sturgeon General she is dismayed to see he is a large, daunting fish who is not interesting in talking to a little Catfish at all. He only remains not  interested, however, until he discovers Catfish wants to learn the catfish dance from Momma Cat. Suddenly, she has his full attention and in no time at all Momma Cat arrives and the dance is mastered.

Now, if you thought I would tell you the ending you’re wrong; so just how they all happen to live happily ever after, you will have to read for yourself. To tell you the whole story really would be giving everything away now, wouldn’t it?

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