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Fly Away

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.

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Patricia MacLachlan's economical writing in Fly Away is successful on multiple levels. This book's simple enough to be easily enjoyable for young readers, and the prose is so carefully chosen that the story reads as poetry.

The book also highlights beautiful, warm family relationships in which individual growth is valued but caring is paramount. This is a lovely, cozy book full of well-drawn characters who know they are loved.

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