Thursday, April 11, 2013

Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight by David Anderson ~ Giveaway

About Book

Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight is an illustrated chapter book for kids ages 6-9 about a young bird’s quest to discover who he truly is. Charlie doesn't know he has wings. How could he? The adults of Tree City have taught him all wrong. They've never even heard of birds flying. They clip their feathers short to keep them out of the way and build big winding staircases up to their nests. Charlie is sure there’s a magical secret behind his feathers that his parents, his friends, his doctors, the geese police, the Safety Inspector and every other bird in Tree City is missing. Can he figure it out before Doctor Nightingale straps him in the plucking chair and plucks his beautiful feathers?

ISBN-13: 9780991800322
Publisher: Underdog Books
Publication date: 2/28/2013
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Where to buy:  Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Author & Illustrator

Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight was written and illustrated by me, David Anderson. The book is independently published and has been designed by the author from cover to interior.
I have lived all over Canada, including Prince Edward Island (where I grew up), Halifax, Vancouver, Hornby Island, and  St. John’s, Newfoundland. I have a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and live in Ottawa with my wife.
Read my thoughts on an overlooked satisfaction of self-publishing in my guest post on  BookGoodies.

Provided by David Anderson
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Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight
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My Thoughts

Charlie Sparrow is very young and according to his parents he is acting strange by jumping from heights.  This is not normal behavior he could harm himself.  He has such long feathers that are out of the ordinary.  His parents have always cut their feather back because they just get in the way.  Especially for his father because he builds staircases to the very tops of the trees.  Now it will be necessary to have Charlie's feathers completely removed.   Charlie is determined to keep his feathers.  His parents are so concerned he would end up hurting himself or worse.  They must find someone to help him.

The author has a great imagination and a fun sense of humor.  This really makes you think of how things can be turned around to make an entertaining story.  You will also learn that it is okay to be different.  I may be wrong but this type of illustration is probably appealing to children because it is not so unlike when they color a picture.  

I recommend this book.

I rated this book a 4 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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