Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Boy Who Could Fly by James Norcliffe

Reviewed by Mrs. Bruno at Arongen

Have you ever dreamed of being a bird flying high in the sky? Soaring above the clouds would be fun and you could watch everyone below. It seems like it would be a great way to see the world. Michael is desperate to escape from the orphange where he lives. When a boy-bird called the Loblolly Boy perches himself on a tree branch, he makes a deal with Michael. He will switch places with him. Michael is convinced that he will have his freedom so he agrees to change bodies with the Loblolly Boy. But as the mystery begins to fade, Michael quickly learns that being a Loblolly Boy is very lonely. He is invisible to everyone but the "Sensitives" who are a rare group of people that can actually see him. Michael must be careful of the collectors who want to cage him because of his rarity. There is a strange man with a butterfly net lurking about. Can he see the Loblolly Boy? Read The Boy Who Could Fly and find out.

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