Fish in a Tree

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Fish in a Tree
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Rating (Exceptional)

"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."

This book is about a girl called Ally who has dyslexia, but thinks she is dumb, so she refuses to ask for help. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her disability by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. Ally's new teacher, Mr. Daniels, sees the bright, creative kid underneath, and helps her flower.

Appropriate for:
  1. Ages 9+

 

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Things to Keep in Mind about this book:
  1. There's some name-calling and some schoolyard-variety violence: hitting and knocking or pushing someone down.

 

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