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The Fledgling (Paperback)

Author:  Jane Langton Illustrator:  Erik Blegvad
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064401219
ISBN-13: 9780064401210
Sku: 30006123
Publish Date: 3/1/1981
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  207
Age Range:  12 to 16
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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.
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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.

At last! I'm flyyyyyyyyyyying!

It all started when Georgie discovered she could jump down twelve steps in two big, graceful bounds. Next, to her great delight, she found that jumping from the porch and floating as high as the rooftop was possible too. So when the mysterious Canada goose appeared at her window one night, it seemed only natural for Georgie to climb on his back and go off with him to learn to really fly. But no one wants Georgie flying-and one person, that horrible Ralph Preek, will stop at nothing to prevent Georgie's lovely Goose Prince from coming.

"Langton's superbly told story leaves an echo that is at once touching and challenging."

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Georgie Hall has always dreamed of flying, and one day her dream comes true--with the help of a Canada goose. This fantasy won the Newbery Honor medal.
Author Bio
Jane Langton
Jane Langton attended Wellesley College and the University of Michigan, where she earned a B.S and an M.A., and Radcliffe College, where she earned a second M.A. From 1950 to 1956, she worked for the public television station WGBH in Boston. She is best known for her Massachusetts-based mysteries featuring Thoreau scholar Homer Kelley, who first appeared in "Natural Enemy" (1982). Her mysteries are devoid of explicit violence and center more on themes of consequence, nature, and morality. Certain editions also include pen-and-ink drawings, which she illustrated herself.

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"A modern legend with strong roots in transcendental New England...The precision with which style and meaning coalesce is as amazing as [Georgie's] flight itself."

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"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."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0207
Product attributePublisher:   HarperTrophy
Product attributeSeries Part:   04
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