The Walking Fish by Kopel Burk, Rachelle Burk


The Walking Fish by Kopel Burk, Rachelle Burk

Winner of: National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council, Outstanding Science Trade Book Award 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. Walking Fish is a scientific adventure that provides a perfect combination of literacy and science.


Engaging, informative and a source of valuable life lessons ... Serves as an excellent introduction for younger readers into the realm of STEM-related subjects. After reviewing the book on Amazon, the publisher asked if I would be interested in any of the books in their Galactic Academy of Science series. This series, very similar to The Magic Treehouse Books, is about characters that experience time travel to solve mysteries. The depth of knowledge conveyed in the books I've read and the quality of titles available from Tumblehome Press allows me to highly recommend* them as a choice publisher for parents of advanced readers. Parenting gifted kids can be a daunting task, but the right tools can make any job much easier. Helping you find these tools plays a major role in why Gifted Parenting Support exists. If you have found other sources of great materials for advanced readers, please comment below. L J Conrad,

About the Author

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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192 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2015



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