Freeing Finch

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Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.62 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250293749

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About the Author
GINNY RORBY is the author of many award-winning books for young readers, including Hurt Go Happy, Dolphin Sky, and How to Speak Dolphin. She holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She now lives in Fort Bragg, California with several animal companions, including a parrot, cats, and a bat that visits her every winter and roosts in her bathroom. Her goal is to write books that connect children to the natural world.
Reviews

"Note to readers: get tissues ready--there couldn't have been more tears!"--Terry Hong, Booklist Reader

"No matter their gender identity, young readers will identify with Finch's struggle to find the relationships she needs to heal her grief and to be who she knows she is in a sometimes scary world. Finch discovers, in her struggle to find the support she needs after her loving mother dies, that forcing the connections we think we need can make us miss the special ones we already have. Finch's story is The Higher Power of Lucky meets Shiloh."--Tim Capehart, children's librarian and head of youth services at Dayton Metro Library, author of Shadowangel and Summer Stranger than Fiction, and two-time Newbery Medal selection committee member

PRAISE FOR HURT GO HAPPY:

"This has the potential to be a classic animal story with wide appeal. It is a heartbreaker.... Rorby successfully gets to the core of a moving animal-human relationship."--KLIATT, starred review 4Q, 3P, M, J

"This unusual and emotional story will intrigue animal lovers and those looking for a gripping family drama. It is a thought-provoking addition for school and public library collections." --VOYA

"The writing shines when Rorby focuses on what is her true passion: Sukari and the fate of chimpanzees like her." --School Library Journal