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The Walking Fish
The Walking Fish

The Walking Fish

9-12

JUVENILE FICTION

192 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9780990782940

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Apr 2015)
Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

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Overview

A humorous, exciting tale of an ordinary girl who makes an extraordinary scientific discovery—a blind fish that walksWhen seventh-grader Alexis catches an unusual fish that looks like a living fossil, she sets off a frenzied scientific hunt for more of its kind. Alexis and her friend Darshan join the hunt, snorkeling, sounding the depths of Glacial Lake, even observing from a helicopter and exploring a cave. All the while, they fight to keep the selfish Dr. Mertz from claiming the discovery all for himself. When Alexis follows one final hunch, she risks her life and almost loses her friend. Walking Fish is a scientific adventure that provides a perfect combination of literacy and science. 

Author Biography

Kopel Burk is a retired New Jersey physician who writes, sculpts, and travels in his spare time. He conceived the idea for Walking Fish more than 40 years ago, when he told early versions of the story to his family. He lives in Millburn, New Jersey. Rachelle Burk writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children. She is the author of Don't Turn the Page and Tree House in a Storm and has written for national children's publications including Highlights Magazine, Kidsville News, and Scholastic Science World. She lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey.