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My books include SOAR, THE COLOR OF BONES, and BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: WRITING STORIES FROM REAL LIFE.
SOAR is the featured book on the home page right now. It was named a Bank Street Best Book of the Year! See what people are saying about it!
Eddie learned everything there is to know about birding from his dad, including the legend of the Golden Eagle, which Dad claimed he saw once down near Miss Dorothy’s pond. According to his dad, the Golden Eagle had wings wider than a creek and talons the size of bulldozer claws. But when Eddie was in sixth grade, Dad “flew away” for good, leaving Eddie on his own to await the return of the elusive raptor.
Now Eddie is starting seventh grade and trying to impress Gabriella, the new girl in town. The annual seventh grade Science Symposium is looming (which Dad famously won), and Eddie is determined to claim the blue ribbon for himself. With Mr. Dover, the science teacher who was Dad’s birding rival, seemingly against him, and with Mouton, the class bully, making his life miserable on all fronts, Eddie is determined to overcome everything and live up to Dad’s memory. Can Eddie soar and make his dream take flight?
This is an enjoyable read that avoids predicatability and provides a satisfying conclusion; perfect for middle school students looking for realism.
-School Library Journal
published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
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