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The Simple Art of Flying Review å 2 î uirky characters plucky humor and a heartwarming message come together in this big hearted debut novel about friendship and the true meaning of familySometimes flying means keeping your feet on the groundBorn in a dismal room in a pet store Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies HeWeen 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 g. This review and many can be found on my blog Feed Your Fiction AddictionThis is the story of a grumpy parrot who wants nothing than to escape captivity with his sister and bring her out into the wild world where he's sure they'll both be better off Alastair is endearing even though he's a cantankerous curmudgeon mostly because his heart is in the right place He's spent his whole life trying to protect his sister and you can't help but empathize with him even when you think he's going about things all wrong The story features some delightfully zany characters both human and animal my absolute favorite by far is Bertie the elderly woman who ends up adopting Alastair And I enjoyed Alastair's poetry which is mostly based off of reimagined classic poems The pacing in the middle felt a tiny bit slow but the fabulous ending was worth it and I appreciated the central messages of finding happiness in your current circumstances even when they aren't what you planned and finding people who care about you in unexpected places Overall a wonderful middle grade read Disclosure I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own

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Uirky characters plucky humor and a heartwarming message come together in this big hearted debut novel about friendship and the true meaning of familySometimes flying means keeping your feet on the groundBorn in a dismal room in a pet store Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of. This book is truly Kate DiCamillo meets Katherine Applegate It has amazing voice lovable characters beautiful poetry and will make you laugh then cry then laugh again DON'T MISS IT

Review The Simple Art of Flying

The Simple Art of FlyingEscape to bluer skies He’d like nothing 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 landIn bet. Many thanks for Laurie Hnatiuk and #mgbookchat for this awesome recommendation; can't wait for the twitter chat Tues 625 at 9PM EST I loved Cory Leonardo's way with words so humorous yet exploring Alastair and Fritz and Bertie's personalities hopes and dreams I ached as the parrots lost their feathers; cheered as they found forever homes even if it did take stubborn morose Alastair longer Bertie's letters to her dead husband were so sweet she was ever the positive force both for Alastair and Fritz so definitely needed Middle school readers will love these three voices the poetry the musings the food the pet support groupsclubs will keep readers turning the pages