top of page
Halibut Jackson thumbnail.jpg

Andersen Press 2003

Halibut Jackson

Halibut Jackson was shy.
Halibut Jackson didn't like to be noticed.
Halibut Jackson liked to blend into
the background.

But one day he makes a mistake, he is noticed - and his life is changed forever.

‘Instant classic’ Financial Times

‘The search for Halibut Jackson in David Lucas’s witty and original illustrations is delightfully satisfying, while the message about being confident in yourself is lightly worn.’ Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

‘an impressive debut. His tale has classic narrative elements that support a firm visual authority. The lyrical ease of Lucas’s line recalls the aesthetics of an earlier era and greats like Ludwig Bemelmans and Jean de Brunhoff.’ New York Times

chosen as’s ‘favorite children’s book of 2004’
a Best Children’s Book of 2004 in both Publisher's Weekly and Child magazine

bottom of page