Un poisson ne sait pas grimper aux arbres, mais ça ne veut pas dire qu'il est stupide pour autant.
Allie a un secret inavouable: elle ne sait pas lire. Elle est parvenue à bien le cacher à l'école, mais cela lui pèse de plus en plus. Elle en a assez qu'on la prenne pour une idiote.
Tout change le jour où un nouveau professeur arrive : il s'intéresse à tous ses élèves et essaie de comprendre les difficultés de chacun.
Saura-t-il trouver une solution au problème d'Allie ?
« Un roman aussi unique et positif que son héroïne : chacun sa propre forme d'intelligence ! Avoir un problème n'est pas synonyme de stupidité. » - Booklist
A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love
Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future.
"Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-provoking and beautifully told. From the first page, I was drawn into Carley's story. She is a character not to be missed or forgotten." -'Jacqueline Woodson, three-time Newbery Honor author of After Tupac and D Foster
Winner of the Tassy Walden Award for New Voice in Children's Literature
The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in.
'Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.'
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her-'and to everyone-'than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.