Fish in A Tree

Fish in A Tree

Book - 2015
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"Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
ISBN: 9780399162596
0399162593
Branch Call Number: J HUNT
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 22 cm

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Believe what you want; Ally isn’t dumb. After all, she’s been smart enough to fool all you “smart” people.


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bermudadanielle
Jan 18, 2019

Connor

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indigo_deer_108
Jan 04, 2019

Fish in a Tree is a amazing book!!!
Albert reminds me of Jamie in Awkward.*

*[ Another great book!!! ]

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 30, 2018

A dyslexic girl named Ally Nickerson has difficulties reading. When she has a book in her hands all she can see are the words dancing around making them look like black and blurry blobs. Many people around her judge her because of her disability; especially a cruel girl named Jessica. Her teacher too may be thinking she has no future ahead of her, but soon enough, a supply comes in. Mr. Daniels supports and understands that Ally is capable of succeeding. Just remember, if you judge a fish's ability to climb a tree, it will believe it is stupid for the rest of its life.
The message behind this novel is so inspiring. People that have this disability need to know that they can do so much more in life and that nothing can get in their way. Reading this piece of work will make you emotional, but it is so well written that you just can’t quit reading. Lynda Mullaly Hunt did a fabulous job writing this book. I would rate it a 3.5/5. @Bookland of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TwiPlayer
Aug 27, 2018

This book actually reminds me of Wonder

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yanwang219
Apr 19, 2018

this book is really good! Anyone who hasn't read it, READ IT!!!
"You can't judge a fish's ability by not being able to climb a tree." -Fish in a Tree

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QueenieWong
Apr 16, 2018

Amazing book!

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burgundy_coyote_59
Mar 27, 2018

This was an amazing book and anybody should read it! Great for classroom learning.

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pvjuvenile
Dec 06, 2017

Ally is honestly really relatable. She does has good days and bad day. She gets in trouble a lot, but she can do better. - Lucie

One of my favorite parts was when Ally made friends with Keisha and Albert. She didn't care that they were kind of weird. She acted like they were a pack, like a pack of weirdness. - Graciella

I thought this book was ok. Ally was very relatable, and her friends were nice. I did not like Shay or Jessica. - Laura

A real opportunity to experience school/life from the perspective of a dyslexic girl.

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lyla786
Nov 01, 2017

I gave this book a try because of multiple reasons. First, my teacher showed us the book in Classroom rotations at the beginning of the school year. Second, the title is very interesting and it caught my eye immediately. It's a very beautiful book and I'm sure that anyone of any age will love it. Also, I'd never realised how hard school must be for kids with dyslexia.
☆☆☆☆☆ Lyla, age 12

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Favouri
Jun 21, 2016

A dyslexic girl struggles with problems at her school (and at home).

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Favouri
Jun 21, 2016

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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