The Someday Birds

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Product Details
Price
$9.99  $9.29
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062445773

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About the Author

Sally J. Pla is the award-winning author of three acclaimed novels, The Someday Birds, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn, and a picture book, Benji, the Bad Day, and Me. She has English degrees from Colgate and Penn State and has worked as a business journalist and in public education. Sally, who's neurodivergent, lives with her family near lots of lemon trees in Southern California. She believes in the beauty of difference and that we are all stars shining with different lights. Visit her online at sallyjpla.com.

Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including Pride Puppy!, Little Cloud and Why We Live Where We Live, winner of the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction. Her work with various editorial, advertising and publishing clients can be seen around the world. Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Reviews

"Sally J. Pla does a wonderful job of weaving humor and humanity into this tale of one boy's triumph." -- Cammie McGovern, author of JUST MY LUCK and SAY WHAT YOU WILL

"Sally J. Pla's heartwarming debut novel zings with humor, spot-on characters, and a poignant exploration of the effects of war." -- Edith Hope Fine, author of UNDER THE LEMON MOON

"A truly wonderful, unique story. This celebration of family, individuality, and nature will remind you to always be on the lookout for wonder." -- Wendy Mass, New York Times best-selling author of THE CANDYMAKERS

"Achingly real...Charlie's unique voice and his quest to understand the world around him will resonate with readers dealing with their own pain. Hopeful, authentic, and oddly endearing." -- Kirkus Reviews

★ "Offering a mixture of suspense, mystery, tragedy and humor, Pla's story captures both the literal and figurative meanings of journey." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A delight from beginning to end." -- Booklist

"Readers will genuinely be captivated and touched by Charlie's soft and sensitive demeanor and amused by his ponderous exploits across the country. A strong addition to most middle grade collections." -- School Library Journal

"This has all of the possible/impossible elements of successful middle-grade fiction...Readers who enjoyed Sloan's Counting by 7s (BCCB 9/13) will be the ideal audience for this. " -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The Someday Birds is a raw, funny road trip story that reminds us that even the most literal-minded people can occasionally be sucker-punched by a miracle." -- BookPage.com

"A triumphant debut with the resonance and depth of an instant classic. " -- Nerdy Book Club

★ "Pla gives us a memorable hero in this lyrical and funny book." -- Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"[A] colorful adventure with a lot of heart...Like a harbinger of spring flitting through a gray sky, The Someday Birds is a welcome arrival." -- Common Sense Media