What Do Fish Have to Do With Anything? by Avi

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In the overlapping years when childhood and adolescence blend, nothing is certain and everything is changing. Now award-winning author Avi creates seven portraits of life in the middle-school years. In "What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything, " William wonders why he shouldn't ask questions that have no answers. Is it because he might discover the truth?.
 

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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!"
 
Published November 3, 1997 by Candlewick. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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In other episodes, Eve's dead "Pets" return to rescue her from two demanding ghost cats, a seventh grader finds out "What's Inside" when he narrowly thwarts an older cousin's suicide, and Gregory realizes that a compliment makes a better "Teacher Tamer" than a stink bomb.

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"Seemingly ordinary events take unexpected turns, leading Avi's middle-school heroes and heroines (and readers) to profound, often disturbing truths," said PW in a starred review.

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Seemingly ordinary events (offering a handout, getting a series of hang-ups on the telephone, eating Chinese food) take unexpected turns, leading Avi's middle-school heroes and heroines (and readers) to profound, often disturbing truths.

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Avi serves up a collection of seven intriguing short stories that are sure to please his fans.

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