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Fish In A Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Fish In A Tree
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399162596 (0399162593)
ASIN: 399162593
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Swimming Upstream
This is an engaging, often heartbreaking book with well-drawn characters. That said, this book would be better for children who had trouble learning to read if if it were set in middle school rather than elementary school, and if it were in a format that had better appeal for reluctant readers. Thos...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it
4.5 Fish in a Tree
9/24/2015 ** Given the buzz I've heard from educators I respect about this book, I expected to feel a punch in the gut. I thoroughly respect the message, but I wasn't especially struck by lyrical prose. At first glance, I felt this was simply an homage to teachers, and that the primary audience wo...
All About Books
All About Books rated it
5.0 Fish in a Tree-Review
I love Ally! By the end of the first page, I was in love with her narrative voice. As I was pulled deeper into the story I fell more in love with this spunky protagonist. The teacher in me ached for her and her struggles with reading and writing...by page 13 I was tearing up and wanted to hug her an...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
5.0 Fish in a Tree Book Review
I have to say, Fish in a Tree is quite genius and really everything I want in a children's chapter book. Morality, struggle, and a coming of age novel packed in one great story. Fun characters and extremely re-latable quirks makes this an easy one to recommend to all ages. Young Ally has been fool...
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