Fish Tank is an allegorical tale about how various fish species with both complementary and competing needs are faced with an environmental crisis and must come together to ensure their survival. This book has drawn comparisons to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and I think that this is a fair comparison. In my opinion, this book provides an excellent springboard for discussions around environmental issues, politics, and the decision-making process and would be a completely appropriate resource for high school-level courses in environmental studies, political studies, or English literature. -Renee, Goodreads
4.0 rating based on 75 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: MountainWorks Press
FISH TANK is an insightful allegory about the human condition, tackling issues of politics and power, limited resources and climate change.
FISH TANK is the ANIMAL FARM for our times.
--Dr. Pete Coppolillo, Ecologist
FISH TANK is a clever and fascinating fable that provides an insightful mirror on the folly of current human attitudes concerning climate change and global degradation.
--Dr. Steven W. Running, Nobel Laureate as a member of the IPCC, University of Montana
FISH TANK is a throw back to the times of Aesop... Take it as a great story, but know that it is real.
--Conrad Anker, elite mountaineer and author of THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST
FISH TANK could benefit young adults in the same way LORD OF THE FLIES benefitted previous generations, helping them understand that bad things can happen when self interested people are not kept in check.
--Peter Cook, high school teacher, Melbourne Australia
FISH TANK [is] a great read for all ages. It has many different layers that appeal to people of all reading levels, from the enchanting characters and plot to the deeper messages that leave you thinking. I was really able to relate the issues and characters in FISH TANK to issues and people that I deal with in my life. FISH TANK leaves you thinking about the role you play in our society and challenging yourself do better.
--Tessa Exley, student, age 14
Just as the "Occupy" movement has shouted its intolerance for corporate greed and corruption, it's time we do the same when it comes to climate. We need a revelation. FISH TANK forces you to realize just that.
--Kelly Matheson, Program Manager for the Americas, WITNESS, New York City