Fish in a Tree
- Publish Date: 2017-03-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Fans of R.J. PalacioâsÂ WonderÂ will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts.â âKirkus Reviews
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.Â 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 thereâs a lot more to herâand to everyoneâthan a label, and that great minds donât always think alike.
The author of the belovedÂ One for the MurphysÂ gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone whoâs ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didnât fit in. This paperback edition includes The Sketchbook of Impossible Things and discussion questions.
AÂ New York TimesÂ Bestseller!Â
* âUnforgettable and uplifting.ââSchool Library Connection,Â starred review
* Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine.ââBooklist,Â starred review
* âMullaly Hunt again paints a nuanced portrayal of a sensitive, smart girl struggling with circumstances beyond her control.Â âSchool Library Journal, starred reviewÂ