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The Walking Fish

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.
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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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