The Legend Awakes (Of the Wing Series #1)

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VOYA - Dotsy Harland
Claire Belle is obsessed with birds, and she has a secret. She is able to mysteriously attract any species of bird she wants to see, as long as she is in an environment where the bird might actually appear. Claire and her mom have moved into a country home with a store which they plan to open. Claire is attending public school for the first time and feels like an outsider with her white hair and golden eyes. Her only friend is Victor Arquetana, a classmate with whom she roams the Pennsylvania woods, spying on Jerry, a recluse known as the "Chicken Man," and hoping to catch a glimpse of Big Red, a local red-tailed hawk. Claire's world is disrupted when Victor becomes more interested in spending time with Billy Hollow, the school bully, than with Claire. Things culminate when Claire and Victor have to save Big Red from being shot by Billy's alcoholic father. By the end of the book, all is well. Jerry becomes a good friend to Claire and her mother, and moves in with them to help run the store, and Claire gains a better understanding of Billy. Butler's development of Claire is interesting, but the other characters are rather flat, and the slow- moving plot lacks suspense. There is, however, an undeniable element of charm to Claire's spiritual connection with birds, and younger readers who enjoy learning about the outdoors, birding and wildlife protection will look forward to reading more of the trilogy. Reviewer: Dotsy Harland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982034217
  • Publisher: Pinchey House Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Of the Wing Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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