The Fledgling (Paperback)
|Georgie Hall is flying, soaring in the night sky above Waldon Pond. A seasoned Canada goose flies beside her, helping her realize her deepest dreams. Down below, there are people who want to keep her firmly on the ground--like her family and the meddling neighbors. 1981 Newbery Honor Book, 1980 ALA Notable Children's Book, 1980 Children's Editors' Choice.|
From the Publisher:
If there's one thing Georgie Hall has always been, it's determined.
So when her stepcousins Eleanor and Eddy tell her that she can't fly, Georgie doesn't get discouraged -- she just tries harder She feels a peculiar lightness when she leaps from the top of the staircase, and is even more certain of her seemingly impossible ability when she jumps from the porch and soars to the rooftop before landing safely on the ground. And now that a mysterious Canada goose is visiting Georgie's window on a nightly basis, the Hall family begins to wonder just what Georgie is capable of....
"Langston's superbly told story reaches beyond the confines of its finely tempered plot and leaves an echo that is at once touching and challenging."