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Fish

L.S. Matthews

A compelling novel that touches upon the hardships that refugees face and their resilience in the most dire of situations, "celebrat[ing] the human spirit and inherent kindness" (School Library Journal). My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village. The journey would be hard-to cross the mountains and get to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. But right before we were leaving, I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. Yet when I put the fish in the pot, I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind. A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen. ALA Notable Children's Book Choice Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the Fidler Award [STAR] "Matthews allows just enough detail-and heart-to make miracles feel possible."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "An amazing book."-The Washington Post "Exciting and filled with crises and adventure… it is a story that celebrates the human spirit and inherent kindness."-School Library Journal "Matthews is a compelling new voice."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.

A compelling novel that touches upon the hardships that refugees face and their resilience in the most dire of situations, "celebrat[ing] the human spirit and inherent kindness" (School Library Journal). My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village. The journey would be hard-to cross the mountains and get to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. But right before we were leaving, I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. Yet when I put the fish in the pot, I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind. A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen. ALA Notable Children's Book Choice Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the Fidler Award [STAR] "Matthews allows just enough detail-and heart-to make miracles feel possible."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "An amazing book."-The Washington Post "Exciting and filled with crises and adventure… it is a story that celebrates the human spirit and inherent kindness."-School Library Journal "Matthews is a compelling new voice."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.
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A compelling novel that touches upon the hardships that refugees face and their resilience in the most dire of situations, "celebrat[ing] the human spirit and inherent kindness" (School Library Journal). My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village. The journey would be hard-to cross the mountains and get to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. But right before we were leaving, I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. Yet when I put the fish in the pot, I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind. A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen. ALA Notable Children's Book Choice Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the Fidler Award [STAR] "Matthews allows just enough detail-and heart-to make miracles feel possible."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "An amazing book."-The Washington Post "Exciting and filled with crises and adventure… it is a story that celebrates the human spirit and inherent kindness."-School Library Journal "Matthews is a compelling new voice."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia

Length:

3h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:53