Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Youth Book Club

Fish in a Tree

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Children's Storytime Room
Everybody 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.

About the Book 

Read the book, "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and meet at the library on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm for a lively book discussion led by Kim Schulz, founder of Steamboat Reading. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group. For both boys and girls, ages 9 and up, parents encouraged to attend. Pick up your copy of the book to borrow and sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. Everybody 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. 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."

 

About the Club 

Read the book and meet at the library for a riveting book discussion and fun filled activities! 

  • For ages 10 - 13.
  • Parents encouraged, but not required, to attend.
  • For both boys and girls.
  • The first 10 readers can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk. Otherwise, you'll have to place the book on hold.
  • Sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.
  • A small snack is provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.