What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?

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What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?
And Other Stories

author: Avi
illustrator: Tracy Mitchell

A masterful collection from the Newbery Award winner, now with a striking new cover.

In the overlapping years when childhood and adolescence blend and shift like waves and sand, nothing is certain and everything is changing. In this extraordinary collection of stories, Avi, one of the most innovative authors writing for young people today, charts the turning points in the lives of seven protagonists in their restless middle years. Here you will meet, among others, the subject of the title story, who wonders why he shouldn’t ask questions that have no answers — is it because he might discover the truth? You’ll also encounter a "bad" minister’s son who is dared to be good, and a chilling tale of a girl who is haunted by the ghosts of her cats. Always with a surprise built in, an angle unseen, these are stories that step just beyond the edge of the everyday.

In this masterful collection, Newbery Award winner Avi charts the turning points in the lives of seven young protagonists.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $9.00
0763688347 /  9780763688349
on sale date:
Short Stories / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
208 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Fairy Tales & Folklore; Short Stories; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Scott O’Dell Award, the Christopher Award, the Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.
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