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Beyond the Laughing Sky Hardcover – October 2, 2014
Ten-year-old Nashville doesn’t feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds?
With an ear for language and a gift for storytelling, Michelle Cuevas will remind fans of Stuart Little and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon that anything is possible. Even flying.
"With sharp yet fanciful imagery and prose magical enough to make readers feel that they, too, can fly, Cuevas weaves a story that illustrates how we all have the power to become what we are meant to be."—Booklist
"Readers will end the book with a new sense of possible."—Kirkus
"With a variety of metaphorical language and imagery, this short read engenders the theme of acceptance and aspiration of fitting in."—School Library Journal
About the Author
Julie Morstad is an award-winning illustrator and artist. She lives with her family in Vancouver, B.C.
- Publisher : Dial Books (October 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0803738676
- ISBN-13 : 978-0803738676
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 830L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.57 x 8.55 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #574,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It took more took more than 2 months since I borrowed before she start reading it during our trip in Hong Kong as that was the only book I brought for her.
However, she started to appreciate it and enjoy it.
So, be patient with your child on this book, go easy.