Fish in a Tree


Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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Albert's Dad Character Analysis

Though Albert's dad never appears in the novel in person, Albert talks about him on several occasions. He's an inventor, though it's not clear what he's trying to invent. He named Albert after Albert Einstein in the hope that Albert would want to follow in Einstein's footsteps as well as his own to become a scientist or inventor.
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Albert's Dad Character Timeline in Fish in a Tree

The timeline below shows where the character Albert's Dad appears in Fish in a Tree. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: Misfit Lunch
Identity and Self-Esteem Theme Icon
...Albert is unperturbed. He says his mom (Audrey) isn't pleased about the free lunch, but Albert's dad is an inventor and won't get a real job. Ally vows to herself to keep... (full context)
Chapter 50: A Hero's Job
Bullying, Friendship, and Social Status Theme Icon
...for his friends. Keisha compliments Albert on his strength and bravery, and Albert says that Albert's dad speaks against violence but also says it's wrong to hit girls. Albert stops and says... (full context)