The Fledgling

Georgie Hall is a determined girl who is determined to fly. So when her stepcousins Eleanor and Eddy tell her that she can’t, Georgie doesn’t get discouraged – she just tries harder. A peculiar lightness when she leaps from the top of the staircase; a bird-like feeling when jumping from the porch. A soaring feeling when springing off the rooftop before landing safely on the ground. All these sensations inspire her. And now that a mysterious Canada goose is visiting Georgie’s window every night, the Hall family begins to wonder just what Georgie is capable of…

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    Jane Langton received a Newbery Honor for The Fledgling in 1981, and was also awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award.

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