Extraordinary birds / by Sandy Stark-McGinnis.
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- ISBN: 9781547601004
- ISBN: 1547601000
- ISBN: 9781526603159
- ISBN: 1526603152
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
Eleven-year-old December is sure that she's meant to be a bird: one day wings will spring from the scar on her back and she'll fly away. In the meantime, she endures foster care and occasionally attempts flight from high tree branches with predictable, sometimes painful results. While her new foster home seems promising, December is careful to stay detached, despite her affinity for her foster mom, Eleanor, whose knowledge of birds rivals her own and who volunteers at a rehabilitation center for injured animals. After a misunderstanding leads to a crisis, something awakens within December that fills her future with promise. Two subplots, one in which December gains the trust of a hawk she is training and another in which she unexpectedly finds a trustworthy friend at school, support the themes of the main story and make the significant changes happening within December more believable. Told from her point of view, this ably constructed first-person narrative is meant to tug at the heartstrings and it surely does, encouraging readers to hope for a happy ending to this affecting story. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Sandy Stark-McGinnis is a debut author and award-winning poet whose work has appeared in Quercus Review, In the Grove, and Penumbra. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Sandy lives with her husband and children in California, where she works as a fifth grade teacher.
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