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A Bird Will Soar



by
Alison Green Myers

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Dutton
ISBN
9780593325674

Awards and Honors
2022 Schneider Family Book Award for Middle Grade - Winner
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A heartfelt and hopeful debut about a bird-loving autistic child whose family’s unusual nest is in danger of falling apart.

Axel loves everything about birds, especially eagles. No one tells an eagle what to do or worries that it will fly too far and not come home—two things Axel’s mother worries he’ll do. Deep down Axel knows that his mother is like an osprey—the best of all bird mothers—but it’s hard to remember that when she worries and keeps secrets about important things. His dad is more like a wild turkey. He left Axel and his mom five months ago.

Despite all this, Axel loves his life—especially the time he spends with his friends observing the eagle’s nest in the woods near his home. But when a tornado damages not only Axel’s home but the eagle’s nest, Axel’s life is thrown into chaos. Suddenly his dad is back to help repair the damage, and Axel has to manage his dad’s presence and his beloved birds’ absence. Plus his mom seems to be keeping even more secrets.

Axel must summon the courage of an eagle and help heal his family and the nest he loves.

Author’s note. “Bird Fact/Bird Fiction.” 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 9

Lexile

720L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Eagles. Autism spectrum disorders. Wildlife rescue. Mothers and sons. Grandparents. Friends. Families. Family life. Tornadoes. Pennsylvania. 

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