Fish Face (Kids of Polk Street School Series)

Fish Face (Kids of Polk Street School Series)

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by Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims
     
 

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Emily Arrow may be a poor reader, but she's terrific in math and is also the fastest runner in her class. In October school gets even better when a newcomer from Florida, Dawn Tiffanie Bosco, joins the class and sits next to her.

When Emily sees that Dawn's a better reader and a faster runner, she tries to accept it with grace. Emily is still sure it will be fun

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Emily Arrow may be a poor reader, but she's terrific in math and is also the fastest runner in her class. In October school gets even better when a newcomer from Florida, Dawn Tiffanie Bosco, joins the class and sits next to her.

When Emily sees that Dawn's a better reader and a faster runner, she tries to accept it with grace. Emily is still sure it will be fun to have a new friend to show her"fish face" to and share secrets with.

But then Emily discovers something awful—Dawn's a thief! And to make matters worse, no one will believe Emily.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440425571
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Series:
Kids of the Polk Street School Series, #2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
309,208
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Fish Face 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book of all time! I was totally addicted to this book (and the whole Polk Street School serires) in the late 80's when I was in grade school. The idea of this story is that Emily suspects the new girl, Dawn, of stealing from her. I feel for both girls, actually. Emily feels frustrated with the idea that Dawn may have stolen from her, and also a little bit jealous that Dawn seems to have it all together (pretty hair, perfect clothes, neat stuff, pierced ears, etc.) and appears to be a faster runner. On the other hand, Dawn is really insecure inside and only acting perfect on the surface to cover it up. It is hard moving to a new state, and I think I would have felt like Dawn did! I think this book is fun and easy for children to relate to, but also could probe more deeply into the isues of conflicts and friendship.
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JMaldovan More than 1 year ago
I found this easy reading chapter book was serious yet written in a non depressing way. The accessabilty to students for the book is that its design of the characters and their problems are similar to those that modern day children may face. The book allows the young reader to identify with complicated issues of making accusations and bearing proof against a popular person. As the character makes a new friend and deals with the issue of suspecting someone of theft she also deals with loosing a friend through the dissappointment of betrayal. I feel that this book could be useful as a launching for philosophical discussions and could be used when exploring social issues. The problems in the story are common yet new to young people and should be examined.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was addicted to this book when I was in elemenary school in the late 80's. I read it--it must have been twenty or so times! It had a pull on me. I liked all of the Polk Street School books, and would highly recommend them to school-aged children, or to adults who wish to take a brief repose and revert back to the simple life for a little while! Patricia Reilly Giff inspired me to become an author!