Catching A Storyfish

Catching A Storyfish

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

This lyrical middle-grade novel-in-verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one's individual voice.

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. While fishing with her grandfather, she learns the art of listening and 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.

A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices Selection
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Wordsong, an imprint of Highlights, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781629794297
Branch Call Number: j F HARRINGT
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Catching a story fish


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Jun 22, 2020

I thought this book was interesting. I really liked the use of different poems to portray the story. The grandpa was one of my favorite characters; I was kind of disapointed about how the story ends for him. But it was sort of necessary for Keet's devolopment. Some parts were a little obivious, and it did seem a like it was missing another element.


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