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Catching a Storyfish
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she ll live near her beloved grandfather. When Keet starts school, it s even worse than she expected, as the kids tease her about her southern accent. Now Keet, who can talk the whiskers off a catfish, doesn t want to open her mouth. Slowly, though, while fishing with her grandfather, she learns the art of listening. Gradually, she makes her first new friend. But just as she s beginning to settle in, her grandfather has a stroke, and even though he s still nearby, he suddenly feels ever-so-far-away. Keet is determined to reel him back to her by telling him stories; in the process she finds her voice and her grandfather again. This lyrical and deeply emotional novel-in-verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one s individual voice."
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maddyhensley
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington

“fishing line knot hook”

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maddyhensley
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington

I wouldn‘t preferably want this book in my classroom. I don‘t think children would find much interest to it.

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maddyhensley
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Pickpick

Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington published in 2016 is set up strange to me. However, the poems are written well though.

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maddyhensley
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Mehso-so

Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington published in 2016 is set up strange to me. However, the poems are written well though.

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ritakingston
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington

“Things to do with a baby brother
1. Eat him for supper on buttered toast. . .”

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ritakingston
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington

I would use this in the classroom because I like the way they use poetry to tell a story. I think children would also like how the title is who is talking in the story or gives information.

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ritakingston
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Pickpick

This is a good poetry book because the poem rhymes and it is natural. It also invites children to see poetry in a fresh new way.

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Peddler410
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Such a great story! Katharen has just moved from Alabama — where she had many friends and told so many stories her friends called her Keet-Keet Parakeet — to Illinois. In her new school, she doesn‘t fit in. No more stories because the kids make fun of her accent.

Grandpa is in IL and takes Keet fishing. He helps her learn how to get her stories back.

Add one new friend, an awesome librarian, and poems...

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

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Peddler410
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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One of the new books that just came into my library. So fun to be able to take the new ones home right away 😊 And! This is a #mgnovelinverse so I get to read it right now 😊

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angrylilasian
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Catching up on my middle grade reads. I love it when a character is bookish. 😄

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orangerful
Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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That clock is a snail.
Snail, I want to go home now.
Move fast, Snail. Move fast!