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Fly Away Home

Title

Fly Away Home

Authors

Eve Bunting

Illustrator

Ronald Himler

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

1991

ISBN

9780395664155

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

580L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Single parent; Homelessness; single father; homeless child; homeless family; homeless parent; no home

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

California Book Awards, 1991, Winner, Ages (Up to 10)
National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 1991, Winner
Best First Novels for Youth, 1991
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 1991 The Young
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1991
Notable Children's Books, 1992 Younger Reader
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1991
School Library Journal Best Books, 1992
Teachers' Choices, 1992 Primary Level (Grades K-2)

Keywords

airport; death; planes; discreet; bird; part-time job; freedom; fear

Diversity Impact

direct

Fly Away Home


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