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The Simple Art of Flying
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The Simple Art of Flying
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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...
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...
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  • 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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  • Cory Leonardo grew up believing she'd replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when that didn't work out, she decided she'd turn letters and phrases in a different way. A born and bred upstate New Yorker, she currently lives in the Syracuse area with her husband and three plucky children.

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  • AudioFile Magazine P.J. Ochlan's spirited narration enriches this soulful yet humorous story told from the perspective of three unlikely protagonists at a pet shop. Alastair, a cantankerous parrot, literally devours and then reimagines classic literature while concocting desperate escape plans to protect his beloved sister, Aggie. Bertie, a lonely but irrepressible octogenarian, writes heartfelt letters to her late husband. And quirky 12-year-old Fritz, who wants to be a doctor, records his adolescent anxieties and dreams in a medical journal. Ochlan excels at creating wonderfully distinct personalities for each of them and expertly voices an impressive assortment of secondary characters as well. His seamless delivery intensifies the listening experience, enhancing one's emotional reactions to each twist of fate, moment of loss, and joyous discovery. S.A.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award � AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine

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