Parents' Guide to

Wild Wings

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tender tween tale of endangered wildlife, friend's death.

Book Gill Lewis Animals 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Great coming of age book

My son read this when he was eight and really liked it, it was his favorite book that he read that summer. It had adventure, hope, friendship, death and caring all in one. He couldn't stop talking about when he had read each day.
age 6+

Rave review for Wild Wings

It was a moving story with great messages about hope, trust, and friendship. The natural history of ospreys and migration was very educational and engaging. It was emotional but happy in the end.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This suspenseful, fast-paced book is poetic and packed with solid information about wildlife. It's also a bit of a tearjerker. In language that manages to be both descriptive and to-the-point, WILD WINGS tells a moving story that borders on the unbelievable at times. Still, full-bodied characters and the author's attention to detail keep it grounded. This one will appeal to mid-grade boys and girls alike, especially animal lovers who will connect with its message about saving endangered wildlife.

Book Details

  • Author: Gill Lewis
  • Illustrator: Yuta Onoda
  • Genre: Animals
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Atheneum
  • Publication date: May 24, 2011
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: June 18, 2015

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