Fish in a Tree

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Ally is a pretty smart cookie, although she doesn’t really believe that. But she must be. She has managed to keep her secret—that she cannot read—a perfect secret for all her school years, and now she is in sixth grade. She’s great at math and a true artist, but reading and writing are as painful for her as the terrible bullying and teasing she has to put up with every day at school. Ally keeps on trying to learn and goes to school every day. Everything changes when her teacher goes on maternity leave and a new teacher, Mr. Daniels, takes over. He is patient with her and finds different ways for Ally to learn. Day by day, Ally grows stronger, makes some friends, and learns to trust some people. The girl who has been bullying Ally begins to lose her power as Ally gains her own.

Lynda Mullaly Hunt has written a book every bit as powerful as her first, One for the Murphys, with engaging, well-rounded characters, a moving story, spectacular writing, and important messages that will resonate with tween readers and anyone else lucky enough to find this wonderful book. Don’t miss this one.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date 2015-Feb-05
ISBN 9780399162596 Buy this Book
Issue March 2015
Category Tweens


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