Author: Cory Leonardo
Genre: middle grade
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: February 12, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
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.
In the description of The Simple Art of Flying it said perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan! Hmmm, I wasnt sure I believed it, since that was an amazing story, but it’s true. This is an adorable tale of family, friendship, gratitude and growing up.
Alastair and Aggie are sibling parrots born in a pet store. Alastair is always thinking up plans for their escape, since he’s always looking toward a bigger and better life. Aggie just seems to go along with whatever her brother says is best.
But Alastair’s plans don’t turn out exactly as he hoped for him or his sister, and it’s at his lowest point that Allistair is able to see things much clearer. I love Alastair! ❤️
This is a wonderful middle grade book that I’m sure children will love!
I’m guessing kids will also be begging for a pet bird after reading this story! It’s almost enough to make me want one, and we already have dogs, cats and pet rats!
This book comes out next week, I hope you check it out!
Thank you to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Happy Reading Friends!❤️ What are you reading this weekend?
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