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Christopher, Lucy.
FLYAWAY
New York : Chicken House, 2011
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
ISBN 0545317711
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Thirteen year old Isla and her Father have a special bond with the Whooper Swans that migrate to their area each winter. When her father collapses during a swan watching outing, Isla and her familyís focus is on her Fatherís recovery.  While at the hospital, Isla meets a young cancer patient named Henry. Henry and Isla watch a lone Whooper Swan from Henryís hospital window and the two become friends. Her Fatherís illness brings the family closer to their Grandfather who is a retired vet. Flyaway is a story with characters you will really care about and you will find yourself searching the internet for photos and videos of these amazing birds. (Booktalk written by Lorreen Keating-GSF Committee/North Hampton Public Library)
SUBJECTS:     Sick -- Fiction.
                        Hospitals -- Fiction.
                        Swans -- Fiction.
                        Wildlife rescue -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.

 
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