The Fledgling (The Hall Family Chronicles Series)

The Fledgling (The Hall Family Chronicles Series)

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The Fledgling (The Hall Family Chronicles Series) by Jane Langton, Erik Blegvad

If there's one thing Georgie Hall has always been, it's determined.

So when her stepcousins Eleanor and Eddy tell her that she can't fly, Georgie doesn't get discouraged — she just tries harder She feels a peculiar lightness when she leaps from the top of the staircase, and is even more certain of her seemingly impossible ability when she jumps from the porch and soars to the rooftop before landing safely on the ground. And now that a mysterious Canada goose is visiting Georgie's window on a nightly basis, the Hall family begins to wonder just what Georgie is capable of....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064401210
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1981
Series: Hall Family Chronicles Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 791,334
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jane Langton studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and did graduate work in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College. Ms. Langton is the author of a dozen books for young people, including seven other fantasies about the Hall family of Concord, Massachusetts: The Diamond in the Window, The Swing in the Summerhouse, The Astonishing Stereoscope, the Newbery Honor Book The Fledgling, The Fragile Flag, The Time Bike, and The Mysterious Circus. Also well known for her mystery novels for adults, Ms. Langton lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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Fledgling (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just turned thirty-three and still love this story. I had a lot in common with the main character Georgie, and grew up with strange but well-meaning step-parents and my own painfully shy personality. I probably read this story over and over as a kid, and have just recently re-discovered it. This story still touches my heart, and it is an easy but still intelligent read if you decide to read it for the first time, or revisit one of your most beloved childhood stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am past the age which this book is intended for, it was my favorite book as a kid. I could totally relate to the main character, Georgie, and even dreamed of riding a goose someday. Ever since reading this book, when I hear the Canadian geese fly over my house every year, I think of this story. Even though I have gotten rid of my 'kid' books, I still keep this one, to remind me of the spirit in everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book book for my 3rd grade book report and I loved it. Georgie Dorian really wants to fly. But each time she would try, she would always get hurt. Then one night a Canadian goose came to Georgie's window and Georgie thought she would go with him. I think people will like this book because it is exciting from the beginning to the end. While I was reading I thought I might like to be friends with Georgie. Georgie has pretend tea parties with leaves for plates, grass for salad, stones for pudding, seeds from a tree for cookies and crackers, acorn caps and twigs for cups and spoons, and a basket with flowers that grew from the side of the hill as a centerpiece. Overall, this is a great book because it is a very interesting and unique story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have a sensitive 10-12 year old daughter, like my 10 yo, this is a must buy. She loved the characters in the book and felt empathy for the Goose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so emotional. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of all-time. It's such a unique plot...I was really kept reading by it. The characters are really uniquely layered, you actually care about their feelings. I never would have dreamed of a book like this--I'm VERY glad that my fourth-grade teacher had it in his bookshelves. GREAT BOOK!
melliemelo123 More than 1 year ago
The Fledgling is an amazing story.Jane Langton was very careful in her book.She made the sounds and feelings come to life. it starts out as a boring and the becomes very adventurous and has a big twist in the end.Ms.Langton did an amazing job on her book and i think you should get this book because of the action in it and you'd understand if you read it. READ THE FLEDGLING, Amelia