Bluefish (MP3 CD)

By Pat Schmatz, Luke Daniels (Read by), Kate Rudd (Read by)

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 9781511330688

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/6/2013)
Hardcover (9/13/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (11/15/2011)
Compact Disc (8/6/2013)
Compact Disc (9/13/2011)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
Prebound (8/6/2013)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2012)
MP3 CD (9/1/2011)
Compact Disc (9/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/6/2013)
MP3 CD (9/13/2011)

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Winter 2012 Kids' Next List

“I loved this story about unlikely friends, each lonely and trapped by labels - trailer trash, brainy dork, and bluefish. I cared deeply about these characters, who are struggling not to be defined by their past expectations, and I cheered for their unconventional teacher who provoked them into seeing their future possibilities. A great book for fans of Katherine Hannigan and Gary Schmidt.”
— Ellen Davis, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI
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Description

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.