Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.

Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer - a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters - and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Library Binding

Title: Bluefish
Author(s): Pat Schmatz
ISBN: 1-62765-533-6 / 978-1-62765-533-0 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bluefish
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Title: Bluefish
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bluefish
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ISBN: 1-4692-6353-X / 978-1-4692-6353-3 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Bluefish
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ISBN: 1-4692-6354-8 / 978-1-4692-6354-0 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bluefish
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ISBN: 1-4558-2218-3 / 978-1-4558-2218-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Bluefish
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Title: Bluefish
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Title: Bluefish
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January 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bluefish
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September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bluefish
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