Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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, and that great minds don’t always think alike.


Ages: 10-up
ISBN: 9780399162596
Price: $16.99
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group

More

  • A Danger to Herself and Others
  • A Storm of Strawberries
  • A Time to Dance
  • After The Worst Thing Happens
  • After Zero
  • All the Way to the Top
  • An ABC of Families
  • Are You Seeing Me?
  • Back to Front and Upside Down!
  • Before I Let Go
  • Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy
  • Born Just Right
  • Braced
  • Can Bears Ski?
  • Cursed
  • Dad, Jackie, and Me
  • Dancing with Katya
  • Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults): 17 First-Person Stories for Today
  • Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
  • Emiline: Knight in Training
Back to Top