Family and friends turn hardships into miracles in the delightful children’s story She Never Asked for Wings.
Cob and Pen build their nest in the beautiful southern orchard of Westorchid, knowing that soon their baby swans will arrive. One evening, Pen lays her third egg at the very moment a star flickers, signaling that this swan will be special because it glistens under the stars.
Three playful swans, Loc, Ty, and Cal preen their fluff and dunk for pond weeds enjoying life to the fullest. Loc and Ty grow bigger and bigger every day, but Cal remains small. Then one day, Pen discovers that Cal has no wings.
Despite the beautiful swan’s inability to fly, Cal smiles and sings the loveliest songs ever. Magic begins when Bo gathers all the swans to build wings for Cal. Admired by a loving family, a loyal friend, and a shining star, Cal becomes the angel swan who flies freely.
Award-winning author Christine Conrad Cazes lives with her husband, Lloyd, and their two dogs in Westchester County, New York. A teacher by day and writer by night, as a reading and writing specialist in the public school system, her young students are her source of inspiration. She Never Asked for Wings is the author’s third children’s book, continuing her Westorchid series. Punkin and Gem’s Gift, her first children’s books, both received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the categories of Children’s Interest and Children’s Literary Fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a magical book! I read this book to my first grade class. It was a class hit! It certainly sparked many discussions throughout. We engaged in deeper conversations about characters' feelings. Cal was so lovable we ourselves couldn't help but feel sad and happy for this unforgettable swan. It's a book that will touch your heart at any age. Thank you Christine Conrad Cazes for delivering yet again!
She Never Asked for Wings by Christine Conrad Cazes - 5-Stars The third book in the Westorchid Series by Christine Conrad Cazes, She Never Asked for Wings, is as delightful as the first two and is sure to be another award-winner. From the stunningly beautiful and clever cover, with amazingly colorful and compelling illustrations throughout, this book highlights the birth and growth of a little swan who has a glorious voice but no wings. This lovely tale of adaptation and acceptance unfolds as the family of swans grows, and reaches a stunning conclusion as a swan angel gets her wings! Kudos to both illustrator Kalpart and author Cazes for an inspiring story of hope, creativity and friendship.