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 whoí¢ä‰å??s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didní¢ä‰å??t fit in. í¢ä‰å?ñEverybody 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.í¢ä‰?? 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 thereí¢ä‰å??s a lot more to herí¢ä‰åäó?and to everyoneí¢ä‰åäó?than a label, and that great minds doní¢ä‰å??t always think alike.