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What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?

What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything? Cover

What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?

And Other Stories

By Avi

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763623197, 196pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

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Description
Avi charts the turning points in seven young lives in this extraordinary collection of short stories.
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.


About the Author
Avi is widely recognized as one of the most talented and inventive authors for young readers today. He has received the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award, the Scott O Dell Award, the Christopher Award, a Newbery Honor, and the Newbery Medal. Avi says that writing a short story "is like trying to light your way through a dark cave with a tiny birthday candle. The flame may be small, but in the darkness, if the writer has done the job, how bright the light!"
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