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Fish in a tree

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Fish in a tree

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

[S.l.] : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.

288 p. ; 22 cm.

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A New York Times Bestseller! 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.

Lexile: 550L

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ISBN:

978-0-399-16259-6 (hardcover)

Author:

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

Title:

Fish in a tree / Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Publisher:

[S.l.] : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.

Physical:

288 p. ; 22 cm.

Summary:

A New York Times Bestseller! 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.

Target Audience:

550 Lexile.

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Review by Abigail Cooper.
Ally is a brilliant girl, just not everybody understands her. She has always struggled through mean kids at school and not being able to read. When Ally's new teacher, Mr. Daniels, figures out she has dyslexia, Ally doesn't know what to think. Luckily Ally finds some new friends and with some help from Mr. Daniels she'll find a voice of her own. This book is a good book to read because it has a powerful and important lesson: that it is normal to be different and we should not judge others with our own measuring stick.


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