The Walking Fish Cloth

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National Science Teachers Association/Children’s Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book award winner

A humorous, exciting tale of an ordinary girl who makes an extraordinary scientific discovery—a blind fish that walks.

When 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. 

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By Rachelle Burk & Kopel Burk

National Science Teachers Association/Children’s Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book award winner

A humorous, exciting tale of an ordinary girl who makes an extraordinary scientific discovery—a blind fish that walks.

When 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. 

 

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1 review for The Walking Fish Cloth

  1. Kalyanikumar Swamy

    I & my kid enjoyed reading The Walking Fish, since we both are quite adventurous. We regularly trek mountains nearby. My kid loved the realistic narrative of the story so much that she has been insisting on embarking such a journey herself. I liked the book for its adventurous and scientific content.

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National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book award winner A humorous, exciting tale of an ordinary girl who makes an extraordinary scientific discovery—a blind fish that walks. When 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. 

About the Authors:

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.

 

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Book Details:

Ages: 9-12

JUVENILE FICTION

~192 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Hardcover / Cloth

Publication Date: Estimated, April 2015

ISBN 9780990782933