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George Flies South
by Simon James


Overview - George does not feel ready to learn to fly, leave his nest, and go south with the other birds, despite his mother's encouragement, but when a strong autumn wind gets hold of the nest, he may have no choice. Full color.  Read more...

 
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Overview
George does not feel ready to learn to fly, leave his nest, and go south with the other birds, despite his mother's encouragement, but when a strong autumn wind gets hold of the nest, he may have no choice. Full color.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763657246
  • ISBN-10: 0763657247
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

In James's understated yet action-packed story, other birds are heading south in autumn, but tiny George tells his mother he's not quite ready to learn to fly: "I think I like my nest best." While she's off finding worms, a gust of wind lifts George and his nest from a tree branch, and he lands on the roof of a parked car. Becoming airborne again, the nest comes to rest on beams stacked on a boat, which are delivered to a construction site. It's not until the nest disintegrates during a final tumble that George, encouraged by his mother, rises to the challenge. Beige and pale blue dominate the subtle palette of James's (the Baby Brains series) minimalist ink and watercolor pictures, arranged in square and rectangular panels, full-page scenarios, and—when George at last takes flight—a sprawling double-page vista. Despite his timidity, George is no wimp: he clearly enjoys his inadvertent adventures in flight, buoyed by the security of his nest. A fun reminder that, even if the training wheels fall off, kids can handle more than they may realize. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)

 
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