[Free E–pub] Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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unrealistic as that sounds it could be easily forgiven if the rest of Hunt s book as that sounds it could be easily forgiven if the rest of Hunt s book interesting or clever or different or interesting Guess what There s a bully And she s prissy And there s a robotically intelligent science geek And he gets beaten up By different bullies And there s a Japanese girl named Suki who speaks in broken caveman English ugh The reason why Wonder was "such a revelation is because RJ Palacio side stepped the cliches with creative narrative structure featuring painfully realistic character developmentBut Lynda "a revelation is because RJ Palacio side stepped the cliches with creative narrative structure featuring painfully realistic character
DevelopmentBut Lynda Hunt S Fish Lynda Hunt s Fish a Tree is supposed to garner the same kind of attention as RJ Palacio despite acking everything that made Wonder so importantIn a novel where the overall themes teach kids to be proud of what makes them different why does Hunt feel the need to be so ordinary And why are we applauding her for it Sooooblack sheep here in a big way but Im completely at a Person in the Memory loss to explain why this has an average of nearly 45 stars I actually ALMOST gave it 2 stars but thought maybe I was being too nitpicky about the biggest problems I had with the book see below I still might come back and do that but thought I would give myself some time to consider ETA DAYS of considering this book in detail has convinced me that I can teave this at three starts so I ve dropped it to my original thought of twoOverall this book is fine It s a Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 littleong for the story it s telling I m always amused by the irony of a book written about a dyslexic student that a dyslexic student would break out in hives at the thought of being made to read it There are places where it reads ike an American Girl movie if the girl of the year ever came from a working class family minus the musical numbers Mostly I felt ike it was of a book for teachers Or students majoring in education With an incredibly unrealistic ook at how bullying works and is resolved My possibly nitpicky major issueI m a military brat myself and I was majorly distracted though the majority of this book by how WRONG Hunt got that I must add the disclaimer that I m an Air Force brat but my father was once stationed at a base on an Army post so I m fairly familiar with Army culture too ProblemsArmy families do not PCS every year It would be every two years AT MOST one year deployment one year on post for the active duty member And the Army actually changed that policy in 2013 to every 3 4 years so families would have stability WHY was Ally the only military kid in her class Laughs forever at this Even off post schools in a system with a military presence have a TON of military kids in them and they tend to stick together And not all posts have DoD schools Seriously If you ve ever been to a military town you know how much it affects the entire town s culture Which eads me toWhere were they WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 living There is absolutely no mention in Ally s family of things that are par for the course to military dependents If they weren t eveniving atnear the post where her father was officially stationed why were they moving so much Why did they have to go to a friend s house for internet Unless I m much mistaken and I did double check to be sure about this Army tanks don t have captains They have commanders They wouldn t call it a captain because that is an officer rank and there are no officers in a tank crew The commander of the tank is the highest ranking enlisted person on the crew And you can t fob me off by telling me Ally might be confused When you are the kid of a career military person you know their rank and their job Maybe Ally s dad was National Guard called to Active but that REALLY doesn t explain why the family was moving every year And even then a tank commander is usually a sergeant I believe and that s not a very high enlisted rank And if you don t make your next rank in a certain number of years you have to get out Judging on Ally s brother s age her dad can t be super young But maybe he jus signed up Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations later I know people will say it doesn t matter but it was a MAJOR distraction for me As you can probably tellMinor possibly nitpicky botherOF COURSE it was a male teacher who rode in on his white horse to save the day Because the women teachers are too distracted by their babies and what not Blech all over tha. F 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 aot to her and to everyone than a abel and that great minds don’t always think ali.
Really A student makes it to sixth grade without any educators realizing she can t read It s extremely hard for me to review this book objectively because it has a ot of personal meaning for me My daughter s class read Fish in a Tree when she was in 4th grade and she was beyond excited She felt seen for the first time because she had just been diagnosed officially with dyslexia a few weeks before And getting that diagnosis and the help she needed was truly ife changing just Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) like it was for the main character in this book For those of you out there reading this book who think that it s unrealistic that a kid could make it to 6th grade without being diagnosed you are wrong It is only though having attentive and dedicated parentscaregivers who insist on answers a very observant teacher andor a school district with the means to help students do children finally get diagnosed Ally and her experiences will resonate with many children and teachers A beautiful hopeful story Read on the WondrousBooks blog I want to give him an answer but I have both too many words and not enough To be honest this book was an unexpected gem for me Iiked the cover and I was in for some new books from NetGalley but I didn t think it would be awesome I expected a pleasant enough read at most Turned out it was uite the amazing book after allFish In A Tree tells the story of a young girl who can t make the words and etters stay in place and always feels out of her depth in school because of that Some of her class This was a fairly sweet story but I felt ike it was too much what is trendy right now writing books about children with difficulties fitting in who make great discoveries "About Their Identities And Gain Sudden Confidence This Is An "their identities and gain sudden confidence This is an story to tell but it s not realistic Further I felt that the characters were very stereotypical and not well developed This bothers me in children s books because the popular girls are always mean the nerdy kids get beat up all the time and the teachers don t care when a kid is bullied right in front of them Yes all of these things CAN happen but they are far from the norm However we see them constantly in children s iteratureI also didn t find
the premise believable I have worked as a reading interventionist in schools and it would bepremise believable I have worked as a reading interventionist in schools and it would be very difficult to make it to sixth grade with no one noticing that a child couldn t read Every child is tested regularly one on one in the schools several times throughout the year and this was the case when I was in school too Those children I dealt with who made it to third grade without a earning disability being detected were rare and they could all read better than Ally is described as reading Audiobook Read by Kathleen McInerney Living in a world of impossible things Chasing the Red Queen like in Alice in wonderland in a world where nothing makes sense makes perfect sense to Ally Ally is so darn adorable andovableThe sixth grader is a whiz at math a terrific Haylee little artist and has a priceless imaginationbut she can t read She has fooled teachers year after year in different schools Theetters on the page wiggle and give her headaches She has dyslexia And probably a controversial diagnosis called Irlensyndrome the wiggly The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) letters that move on the page are an indicatorWorseAlly feels dumb She feels stupid She feels bad She feels wrong She feels ashamed She feels alone She feels humiliated She feels hopeless Ally has been sent to the principal s office so many times in her young yearsIt s completely robbed her of her self worth She has a veryoving mother But she needs to work Hijacking the Brain long hours at an ice cream store and is not home as much as she wishes Ally has a wonderful older brother but he isiving his ife Her father has been deployed and her grandfather whom she was very close with recently died Our hearts attach ourselves to this young girl immediately Our heart continues to grow as we journey with Ally at school with her teacher and classmates The audiobook is only five hours I istened to this Audiobook today while doing those mundane things that needed my attention cleaning The Path to Gay Rights laundry yard work and aittle pool soaking Ally s young voice was a joy to have as my companionHer child s voice was wonderful real authentic not pretentious with no adult feed Karen vs Alien language Mr. “Everybody is smart in different ways But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it willive its Gendered Citizenships life believing it is stupid”Ally has been smart enough to fool aot of smart people Every time she ands in a new school she is able to hide her inability.