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The shape of water / Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- author. (Author). Kraus, Daniel, 1975- author. (Added Author).
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  • 26 of 46 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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0 current holds with 46 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Mountain Library F TOR (Text) 0020511781864 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/27/2018
Canton Library F Toro (Text) 33115007656391 Adult Fiction Available -
Cleveland County Main Library F TORO (Text) 22281500136384 Adult Fiction Available -
Cliffdale Library F TORO (Text) 31781064978388 Adult Fiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters F TORO (Text) 31781064978354 Adult Fiction Available -
Dunn Public Library F Tor / Lease (Text) 33436001646493 Adult Fiction Available -
East Asheville Library F TOR (Text) 0020511751826 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/29/2018
East Regional Library F TORO (Text) 31781064978396 Adult Fiction Available -
Eden Library Fic (Text) 31554010341070 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/05/2018
Enka-Candler Library F TOR (Text) 0020511782466 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/28/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1250165342
  • ISBN: 9781250165343
  • Physical Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito―mute her whole life, orphaned as a child―is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.

Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions…and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.

But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.

Target Audience Note: 880L Lexile
Study Program Information Note: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.1 17 193365.
Subject: Mermen > Fiction.
Cold War > Fiction.
Amphibians as laboratory animals > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

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