Monday, May 19, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Fly Away
by Patricia MacLachlan

Flap Copy Description:
Family means --
offering help when it's not asked for, accepting help when you think you don't need it,
sharing joys,
keeping secrets,
and singing your song.

Unless you're Lucy and you can't carry a tune. Lucy thinks she has no voice.

But family means --
even if you're sure you can't sing, you'll be heard.

My Thoughts:
Only the gifted storyteller, Patricia MacLachlan, could create a wonderful novel about opera, poetry...and cows! This small, but heartwarming book, delivers big with lovely settings and distinctive character development. The award-winning author's writing style is effortless and exquisite; her skill is something any writer would envy. Ms. MacLachlan's signature subject of "family" is at its best in this middle grade novel. I would highly recommend Fly Away to readers from the ages of seven and up.

Click here to learn more about the Newbery Medal winning author,
Patricia MacLachlan.


  1. I think we have similar taste in books.

    1. That's so funny, Sara, I thought that a long time ago. ^_^ Have a great week!