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Bluefish

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Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.

Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer—a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters—and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.


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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 13, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780763656140
  • Release date: September 13, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780763656140
  • File size: 377 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2011

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4
Lexile® Measure:600
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:2-3

Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.

Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer—a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters—and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Candlewick Press

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 13, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780763656140
    Release date: September 13, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780763656140
    File size: 377 KB
    Release date: September 13, 2011

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4
    Lexile® Measure: 600
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 2-3
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