The Boy Who Became an Eagle

The Boy Who Became an Eagle

by Kathryn Cave, Nick Maland
     
 
Is being able to fly a gift or a curse?

There was once a boy who discovered he could fly. He kept this a secret, though, until one night when Wozzini, a traveling showman, saw him take to the sky.
Soon, wearing eagle wings crafted by Wozzini, the boy becomes the star attraction of the show and a legend is born. But fame doesn't make the boy happy, for he

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Is being able to fly a gift or a curse?

There was once a boy who discovered he could fly. He kept this a secret, though, until one night when Wozzini, a traveling showman, saw him take to the sky.
Soon, wearing eagle wings crafted by Wozzini, the boy becomes the star attraction of the show and a legend is born. But fame doesn't make the boy happy, for he misses his home and family. Now, just when he must make a decision about what to do, the boy finds himself in danger, his secret threatened.
Evocatively illustrated in warm, rich tones, this is a haunting and touching story with just the right amount of magic.

Author Biography: Kathryn Cave has written fiction and nonfiction for children of all ages. In 1997, she was awarded the first UNESCO Prize for Services to Tolerance in Children's Literature for her picture book Something Else. She has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years. Ms. Cave lives in England.
Nick Maland has illustrated several books for children, most notable the highly acclaimed Big Blue Whale. Mr. Maland lives in England.

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Children's Literature
There once was a boy who discovered he could fly. He would climb to a mountain top, stick out his arms and fly. This would be his secret, until somebody saw him. The great Wozzini watched the boy fly and this gave him an idea. He would ask the boy to join Wozzini's Wonders along with his sword swallower, his man-eating tiger and his acrobats. He made the boy a special set of wings and the Eagle became an immediate sensation wherever he appeared. The Eagle's fame spread, but the boy felt that something was missing. He was tired of being famous. The boy thought of his family and he remembered his home. One night robbers broke into the park and seized the wings and the Eagle. They wanted the boy's secret. The boy had an idea. He told the robbers the wings needed moonlight to fly and if they would put the wings out all night they would be able to fly in the morning. If he was wrong, they could throw him out the window. In the morning the townspeople found a robber with wings in the river, but no Eagle. Did he really think he could fly? 2000, Dorling Kindersley, $15.95. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Karen Werner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789426666
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/23/2000
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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