Fish in A Tree

Fish in A Tree

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
32
16
2
 …
"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 : Nancy Paulsen Books, c2015
ISBN: 9780142426425
9780399162596
Branch Call Number: J FIC HUN
Characteristics: 276 p. ;,22 cm.

Opinion

From Library Staff

Topic: Dyslexia. Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she still does not know how to read, but when her new teacher comes to the rescue, her life changes forever.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
OPL_KIDS May 21, 2020

Ally is a sixth grader who has trouble fitting in. She has been to several different schools throughout her elementary years due to her father being in the military and is constantly finding ways to go unnoticed. She can draw beautifully and creates movies in her mind to help escape difficult situations with academics and classmates. When her current teacher goes on maternity leave, she finally has a teacher, Mr. Daniels, who notices her true struggles with reading. Ally is diagnosed with dyslexia, and Mr. Daniels offers to help her overcome her reading challenges. This is a wonderful book about triumphing over difficult situations that get in a person’s way and realizing that anything is possible.

Reviewed by Miss Julie

c
cbursiek
Nov 01, 2019

Coen Level M

Tigard_HollyCP Oct 22, 2019

What everybody else said, but it has come to my attention that some characters from marginalized populations have been portrayed stereotypically. I have to admit that I did not notice that when I read it, but it's important to at least consider that when reading the book.

m
MB_kcls
Oct 12, 2019

'Fish in a Tree' is simultaneously both heartbreaking and joyous.

Middle grades are hard enough, as kids are trying to find their place, their voice and beginning to discover their values. It's doubly hard when they are different or simple perceived as different.

All of us are here because we are avid readers. 'Fish in a Tree' forces us to discover what it's like to struggle or not to be able to do what we take for granted. Sure, we know the traits, but 'Fish in a Tree' helps us, makes us understand the emotions, the frustrations, the pain of feeling as 'less than'. It focuses on learning disabilities, but touches on race and bullying.

It celebrates spirit set free.

5 stars

h
HORSES20
Feb 15, 2019

I loved this book! It was really good.

b
bermudadanielle
Jan 18, 2019

Connor

r
red_panda_3511
Jan 04, 2019

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

*[ Another great book!!! ]

t
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

t
TwiPlayer
Aug 27, 2018

This book actually reminds me of Wonder

y
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

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
n
NicolaAO
Apr 28, 2019

NicolaAO thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

b
blue_cat_14016
Apr 10, 2019

blue_cat_14016 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

r
red_cat_10629
Dec 28, 2018

red_cat_10629 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 40

b
black_cat_4852
Sep 07, 2018

black_cat_4852 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

b
burgundy_coyote_59
Mar 27, 2018

burgundy_coyote_59 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16

n
natulik1
Dec 01, 2017

natulik1 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

green_alligator_9902 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

h
hfaulkner7
Aug 25, 2017

hfaulkner7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

e
EmPh
Mar 10, 2017

EmPh thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

o
orange_panda_256
Feb 07, 2017

orange_panda_256 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

View All Ages

Quotes

Add a Quote
b
blue_cat_14016
Apr 10, 2019

"If you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's life believing it's stupid." (Hence the title)

f
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.

Summary

Add a Summary
f
Favouri
Jun 21, 2016

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

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top