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Beyond The Laughing Sky (2014)

by Michelle Cuevas(Favorite Author)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
0803738676 (ISBN13: 9780803738676)
review 1: On the surface, this is a story about a boy who is born different. He is half bird, half human, and during the trying years of middle school he struggles to find his place in the world. The author's use of figurative language is astounding, and I wanted to savor every word. Children and adults will find this book delightful, and I highly recommend this book to any adolescent struggling to accept who they were born to be.
review 2: A husband and wife discover a mysterious egg that hatches into a curious little bird boy with a beak and feathers, but no wings. This is a magical, lyrical story with obvious connections to Stuart Little. Though this is a beautifully told, fanciful story, it doesn't quite measure up to White's classic. While both boys struggle to fit
... more in with society, and both eventually leave a loving and supportive home, Stuart's departure feels like an adventure, while Nashville's feels more like an escape. As such, I'm not sure that it will resonate as strongly with children. Of the two, Stuart is also the more richly developed--his character adds up to much more than just his differences from other boys. Still, this is a sweet story that will likely find many followers. less
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Wonderful timeless story about acceptance, gratitude, and believing in the impossible.
I just don't have readers asking for this kind of story.
Such a beautiful book. Review forthcoming.
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