Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home


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Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler

A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom. "A first-rate picture book that deserves a place in all collections. Sure to spark discussion." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395664155
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 321
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

 Ronald Himler is the award-winning illustrator of more than 75 books for children. He lives in the desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona and can be visited online at

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"A first-rate picture book that deserves a place in all collections. Sure to spark discussion." School Library Journal, Starred

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Fly Away Home 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even when it was read to me in 3rd grade, i understood clearly the point the book was trying to make:every homeless person has their story and they are everyday people like you and me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book finds me very sad. Just yesterday we read it in school. I almost cried. It's about a mom who died and she left her son and her father. They don't have much money at all. But the airport cafferteiaia prices they can afford. Sometimes they can't even get something to drink. They have bagpacks with everything they need. They dress in blue jeens, a blue shirt and a blue jacket. One of the things in their bagpacks are a change of blue cloths. They sleep sitting up. Dad says wearing the same things is one way you can't be noticed. They sleep in different parts of the airport but they still sleep sitting up. Andrew's dad works in the office and as a school jainitor. The bus fea is about $1. Andrew even saves money in his shoe so sometime they can find a place to live. My teacher says that if they get caught the child will get put in a home and the father will be out on the streets like they both used to be.
cocoRR More than 1 year ago
This is a exceptional book. I recommend it to ages 10 and down. MUST READ
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