Catching a Storyfish
  • Published:
    Sep-2016 (Hardcover)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook
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  • Pages:
    240
  • Age Level:
    08-12
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she ll live near her beloved grandfather When Keet starts school it s even worse than she expected as the kids tease her about her southern accent Now Keet who can talk the whiskers off a catfish doesn t want to open her mouth Slowly though while fishing with her grandfather she learns the art of listening Gradually she makes her first new friend But just as she s beginning to settle in her grandfather has a stroke and even though he s still nearby he suddenly feels ever so far away Keet is determined to reel him back to her by telling him stories in the process she finds her voice and her grandfather again This lyrical and deeply emotional novel in verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one s individual voice Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she ll live near her beloved grandfather When Keet starts school it s even worse than she expected as the kids tease her about her southern accent Now Keet who can talk the whiskers off a catfish doesn t want to open her mouth Slowly though while fishing with her grandfather she learns the art of listening Gradually she makes her first new friend But just as she sbeginning to settle in her grandfather has a stroke and even though he s still nearby he suddenly feels ever so far away Keet is determined to reel him back to her by telling him stories in the process she finds her voice and her grandfather again This lyrical and deeply emotional novel in verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one s individual voice
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