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Fish In A Tree

Fish In A Tree

Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read --

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ISBN 9780399162596
Barcode 9780399162596
Published 1 August 2016 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780399162596
ISBN-10 0399162593
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 1 August 2016
International Publication Date 5 February 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
School Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Schools, Behavior, Reading, Dyslexia, Children - Conduct of life
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 540028

Description of this Book

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid. Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her--and to everyone--than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) 2016 -- Commended for Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2017 -- Short-listed for Colorado Children's Book Award (Junior Novel) 2016 -- Short-listed for Great Stone Face Book Award 2015
NZ Review Filled with a delightful range of quirky characters and told with heart, the story also explores themes of family, friendship, and courage in its many forms. . . . It has something to offer for a wide-ranging audience. . . . Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine. --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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Author's Bio

Lynda Mullaly Hunt (www.lyndamullalyhunt.com) has received many honors for her debut novel, One for the Murphys, which is on over twenty state award lists, including Bank Street's 2013 Best Books of the Year. She's a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

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