Fish in a Tree


Ally has always used her cunning and disruptive distractions to hide her inability to read.  But when her new teacher sees through the distractions and sees her creativity and intelligence, she learns to accept herself.  As she becomes more confident, she feels free to be herself and to meet other kids with their own challenges and differences.

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.

More Information
ISBN 978-0-14-242642-5
Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Number of Pages 274
Reading Level 3.7
Publisher Penguin Random House
Book Dimensions 7.75 x 5 in.
Shipping Weight .55 lbs
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