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The simple art of flying
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Published:
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
368 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Essex Children's Fiction
J LEONARDO
Description
"Delightfully quirky." -- Kirkus Reviews Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan , this irresistible debut novel combines plucky humor and a whole lot of heart in a story about the true meaning of family. Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground... Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He'd like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by twelve-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he's forced to choose between the life he's always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go.
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Street Date:
1902
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781534420991
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.6, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
680

Notes

Description
Alastair the African grey parrot is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, while his sister, Aggie, is adopted by twelve-year-old Fritz, spoiling Alastair's plans to away fly with Aggie. Told in Alastair, Albertina, and Fritz's voices.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Leonardo, C. (2019). The simple art of flying. First Aladdin hardcover edition. New York: Aladdin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Leonardo, Cory. 2019. The Simple Art of Flying. New York: Aladdin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Leonardo, Cory, The Simple Art of Flying. New York: Aladdin, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Leonardo, Cory. The Simple Art of Flying. First Aladdin hardcover edition. New York: Aladdin, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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