My Dad's a Birdman

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My Dad's a Birdman
Written by David Almond
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763653454
ISBN-13: 9780763653453
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My Dad's a Birdman

author: David Almond
illustrator: Polly Dunbar

In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite himself. And watching it all is Lizzie, missing her mam and looking after Dad by letting him follow his newfound whimsy. From an inspired creative pairing comes a story of the Great Human Bird Competition - an exuberant tale of the healing power of flights of fancy, and a very special father-daughter bond.

"Flight as a metaphor for love’s transcendence over grief takes a new form in this comic piece of magical realism."
-School Library Journal
(Ages 8-12)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $10.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763653454 /  9780763653453
on sale date:
03/2011
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Family; Social Issues; Fantasy & Magic;
 
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