Crazy Fish by Norma Fox Mazer

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Joyce doesn't mind living near a garbage dump. What she does mind is the endless teasing she has to endure from the kids at school, who call her the Dump Queen. Yet being different doesn't seem to bother Mrs. Fish, the new school custodian, and she turns out to be the one person who understands what it's like to be an outsider. This delightful, unforgettable story celebrates the joy of finding friendship in unlikely places.
 

About Norma Fox Mazer

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Norma Fox Mazer was born in New York City on May 15, 1931. She studied at Antioch College and at Syracuse University. She contributed first-person articles to pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Story. Her first juvenile novel, I, Trissy, was published in 1971. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including Dear Bill, Remember Me?, Summer Girls, Love Boys, and Other Short Stories, Silver, Out of Control, A Figure of Speech, and Good Night, Maman. She won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor in 1988 for After the Rain, an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1982 for Taking Terri Mueller, a Christopher Award, and an ALAN Award. From 1997 to 2006, she taught writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She died of brain cancer on October 17, 2009 at the age of 78.
 
Published October 15, 1998 by HarperCollins. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

*Crazy Fish* by Norma Fox Mazer- young readers book review. Crazy Fish ... The
kids call her Crazy Fish because of the way she acts, and the fact that her last ...

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