Hear it
By William Loizeaux
Publisher Farrar, Straus Giroux - (Farrar, Straus Giroux (BYR))
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At first it looks like a small gray ball of fluff, its head a cloud of frizzy feathers, fine as dandelion seeds. The baby bird isnt even strong enough to spread its wings, but tenyearold Nick is determined to save it. Together with his best friend, he coaxes the wild bird he names Marcy to eat worms and take rides on their fingers. Then he watches, amazed, as she finally opens her wings and flies! As Marcy grows, so does Nick forced to make some hard choices about friends and family. And for the first time he dares to ask questions about the death of his soldier father. But other questions loom in the air Will Marcy try to fly away? And will Nick be able to let her go? Beautifully rendered drawings capture the poignancy and joy of this unforgettable story about growing up, loving, and letting go.

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21932 words21,932 words
144 pages144 pages
Lexile 830LLexile 830L
Grade 4 to 8Grade 4 to 8
Published 2006Published 2006

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