One Small Fish by Joanne Ryder

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Time moves so SLOW on a Friday afternoon in science class. Then one bored student stares into a fish tank and WHOOSH--waves rise higher and higher until the classroom sinks like a ship in a shining seas. This inventive romp, with its bold, splashy art, invites readers to create adventures of their own. Full-color illustrations.

About Joanne Ryder

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Joanne Ryder studied journalism at Marquette University. For several years she was an editor of children's books in New York, before she quit to write full-time. Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her Just for a Day series invites children into the world of wild animals, ranging from a sea otter to Tyrannosaurus rex. Ryder's book, The Snailżs Spell, won a New York Academy of Sciences Book Award. She has been named three times in the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by a joint committee of the Childrenżs Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association.
Published June 1, 1993 by William Morrow & Co. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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On a slow Friday afternoon in science class, a girl gazes into the fish tank, ``where lacy fish / circle mossy towers / and brown snails hug / the glassy walls.'' Her concentration cedes to dreams ``of waves, / of water swirling / higher and higher / until our room / is sunken / like a ship / in ...

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