Thorndike Press

Fish in a Tree

  • Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432859730
  • ISBN-13: 9781432859732
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 298 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller

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.

Grades 5 and up | Age 10 and up | Lexile 550

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Mullaly Hunt again paints a nuanced portrayal of a sensitive, smart girl struggling with circumstances beyond her control.

— School Library Journal (starred)

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)

Unforgettable and uplifting.

— School Library Connection (starred)