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Extraordinary Birds

Extraordinary Birds

Eleven-year-old December knows everything about birds, and everything about getting kicked out of foster homes. All she has of her biological mum is the book she left behind, The Complete Guide to Birds, Volume One, and a photo with a message: In flight is where you'll find me. D... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526603159
Barcode 9781526603159
Published 3 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Stark-McGinnis, Sandy
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ISBN-13 9781526603159
ISBN-10 1526603152
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Stark-McGinnis, Sandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 160g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Foster home care - Juvenile fiction, Birds - Juvenile fiction, Wildlife rescue - Juvenile fiction, Orphans - Juvenile fiction, Foster home care - Fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 977867

Description of this Book

Eleven-year-old December knows everything about birds, and everything about getting kicked out of foster homes. All she has of her biological mum is the book she left behind, The Complete Guide to Birds, Volume One, and a photo with a message: In flight is where you'll find me. December knows she's truly a bird, just waiting for the day she transforms and flies away to reunite with her mum. The scar on her back must be where her wings have started to blossom - she just needs to practise and to find the right tree. She has no choice; it's the only story that makes sense. When she's placed with Eleanor, a new foster mum who runs a taxidermy business and volunteers at a wildlife rescue, December begins to see herself and what home means in a new light. But the story she tells herself about her past is what's kept December going this long, and she doesn't know if she can let go of it... even if changing her story might mean that she can finally find a place where she belongs.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sandy Stark-McGinnis is a debut author and an award-winning poet whose poetry and short stories have appeared in Quercus Review, In the Grove and Penumbra. Sandy lives with her husband and children in California, where she works as a fifth grade teacher. sandystarkmcginnis.com @McGinnisSandy

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