Fish in a Tree

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100086146
Released: Feb 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101890707
Narrator/s: Kathleen McInerney
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives listeners 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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Author(s): Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2015

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Narrator(s): Kathleen McInerney
Product Number DD15644
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9781101890677
eBook
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Author(s): Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Product Number EB00431644
Released: Feb 05, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
ISBN: #9781101601327

Professional reviews

"Ally Nickerson has kept her learning difficulties hidden in seven different schools. But her sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Daniels, recognizes her troubles--and her vivid imagination. This story might be preachy without its quirky characters and Kathleen McInerney's energetic narration. McInerney balances the heartfelt emotions about struggle and friendship with a distinctive portrayal of every character, adding depth to the story. She voices Ally's discomfort in a way that seems painful, but she also projects Ally's strength when she stands up to a teacher who shows prejudice towards her friend Keisha. The other main characters are well defined--Keisha comes through clearly, and the robotic-sounding voice of Albert seems apt for his brilliance. Secondary characters are also clear, especially the kind Mr. Daniels and a menacing bully. S.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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