The Flyaway Kite

The Flyaway Kite

by Steve Bjorkman
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The Flyaway Kite by Steve Bjorkman

Love Never Gives Up--

There once was a boy who had a kite. He loved the kite very much. Every day the pair would have a new adventure together. But one day the kite made a terrible decision that changed everything!  Could one little kite survive in the world all by itself?

In this tender and triumphant tale, award-winning author and illustrator Steve Björkman paints a subtle but clear portrait of redemption, masterfully capturing the essence of God's redeeming grace.

A story soaring with meaning not only for boys and girls, but for men and women of all ages, The Flyaway Kite offers a high-flying parable of God's love for each one of us--and of our desperate need to be connected to Him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578562640
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.77(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steve Björkman was born not quite fifty years ago in the front seat of a '49 Ford convertible on the way to the hospital in Whittier, California. The first of three children, he's been drawing and painting (and sometimes spilling ink) ever since. He has been an illustrator for more than twenty years, for a variety of advertising and editorial clients. In the mid-1980s, Steve illustrated his first children's book, Aliens for Breakfast, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Since then he's illustrated over thirty books for a variety of publishers, including Good Night, Little One. Steve lives in Irvine, California with his wife and three children.

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The Flyaway Kite 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MahMah More than 1 year ago
I do storytelling to five classes of combined 1st/2nd DPS grade school children during the school year and I bought this book because I was looking for a story to 'tell' for the month of March. The title of this book and the illustration on the cover grabbed me because kite flying is a popular activity in the windy month of March. (Or used to be) However, noting that this book was published by Doubleday's Religious Book Publishing Group I knew I would have to find a way to omit any theological messages the story was written to convey, because those are prohibited in the public school system -- whether for the purpose of reading OR telling. What I was NOT expecting to have to do, though, was 'flesh out' the narrative of this story, to the degree I found it necessary to do, for telling to my 7 and 8 yr. olds! Possibly, the book was written for younger aged kids, but for 1st/2nd graders, I felt it required much more descriptive, interesting text. Nonetheless, I was glad to have the author's imaginative basic storyline to build on and the discussions I had with the kids after the 'tellings' indicated to me they all pretty much 'got' the message without using the author's religious association.