Eight-year-old Jimmy is not like most boys his age. He has seen the inside of a hospital more than anyone he knows; even so, he is still curious, happy, and unaware that his doctor has painted a bleak picture of his future. Jimmy has no idea he has leukemia.
Innocent of the reason for his parents' gloom, Jimmy seeks out companionship every evening from a small owl who perches in the oak tree outside his apartment. Even though Jimmy knows owls cannot talk, he can understand Pippy perfectly. It is not long before Jimmy's nightly chats with Pippy lead to dreams of remarkable adventures where he can fly and perch in a tree-just like Pippy! As the tiny owl and the vulnerable little boy fly over churches, rooftops, they laugh, scream, and become best friends in no time at all. Now all he has to do is convince his parents that his dreams are not dreams at all.
In this adventurous and inspirational tale, a boy and an owl soon discover the power of friendship and the glory of miracles as dreams and reality unexpectedly meet and cause an unforgettable chain of events.
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About the Author
Robert Wilson (b. 1957) is a British writer of crime novels best known for his Bruce Medway series, set in West Africa; the Javier Falcón series, set in Spain; and the Charles Boxer series. The stand-alone book A Small Death in Lisbon won the Gold Dagger Award as the Best Crime Novel of the Year from Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association. The author of more than a dozen books in all, Wilson divides his time between the UK and Portugal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
He brought the power of faith and prayer into a tragic situation, something that lots of children's books are lacking, but also made me laugh with some of their adventures. This book is a great read for young and old. I have given coppies to my 8 and 11 year old nieces, 12 year old nephew,and 14 year old son.They all have loved it!