Fly High, Fly Low

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Fly High, Fly Low, a Caldecott Honor book, tells the story of two San Francisco birds who hatch some eggs in a very unconventional place-the letter "B" in the sign on top of the Bay Hotel. But what happens when the sign is taken down? Told with Freeman's typical humor and simplicity, the book features breathtaking vistas of San Francisco.

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1957 Hard cover Very good in fair dust jacket. dj tears, sticker Children/juvenile. 28 cm Caldecott Honor Book

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Overview

Fly High, Fly Low, a Caldecott Honor book, tells the story of two San Francisco birds who hatch some eggs in a very unconventional place-the letter "B" in the sign on top of the Bay Hotel. But what happens when the sign is taken down? Told with Freeman's typical humor and simplicity, the book features breathtaking vistas of San Francisco.

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Don Freeman's 1957 tale, Fly High, Fly Low, set against the foggy backdrop of San Francisco, charts the city life of Sid and Midge, two pigeons who make their home in the "B" of the Bay Hotel sign. When the building is demolished, Sid frantically searches for his mate and their two eggs. The creator of Corduroy gives the city a charming colored-pencil tribute with portraits of glowing sunsets, the Golden Gate Bridge spanning the shimmering bay and a trolley car cresting a hill. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670322183
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/19/1957
  • Series: Seafarer Ser.
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 20.00 (w) x 20.00 (h) x 20.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low. For more information about Don Freeman, please visit www.donfreeman.info.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    So Sweet

    This book is such a cute book. It deals with two birds that live in San Francisco and they fall in love and start a family in one of the letters on a sign high above the city. The birds fly around the city together and one day while out getting food the sign is being taken down with one of the birds and the eggs/nest still on the letter. The movers see the nest and the bird and decide to place the sign somewhere in the city that needs a new letter and save the home for these birds. When the other one comes back and does not see the sign anymore he sets out in search for the letter and his family. Once reunited they continue to have a happy life together and the babies hatch. It is a very good book to use for people who live in California or for a lesson about California. Also, the birds are made fun of at the beginning so it could be used for showing children about bullying and making fun of others.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    This is an adventure story with suspense and a happy ending for

    This is an adventure story with suspense and a happy ending for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves with a little help. The beautiful colorful illustrations showing San Francisco are very appealing. A  really nice book with a good story. 

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