My Dad's A Birdman

My Dad's A Birdman

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"Flight as a metaphor for love’s transcendence over grief takes a new form in this comic piece of magical realism."
-School Library Journal


In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite himself. And watching it all is Lizzie, missing her mam and looking after Dad by letting him follow his newfound whimsy. From an inspired creative pairing comes a story of the Great Human Bird Competition - an exuberant tale of the healing power of flights of fancy, and a very special father-daughter bond.

Baker & Taylor
In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

Baker
& Taylor

In a small, rainy town in the north of England, Lizzie notices that her father, as well as other family members and friends, begin acting strangely as they all prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.
In a small, rainy town in the north of England, Lizzie watches as her father, as well as other family members and friends, begin acting strangely as they all prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2011, c2007
ISBN: 9780763653453
Branch Call Number: J FIC ALM
Characteristics: [118] p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dunbar, Polly

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Cdnbookworm Feb 11, 2013

This lovingly illustrated book tells the story of young Lizzie and her Dad. Without her mom, Lizzie has been looking after her dad, with the help of her Aunt Doreen, who pops in every now and then. Her headmaster, Mr. Mint has been very understanding of the challenges of her home life.
With the upcoming Great Human Bird Competition, dad has been putting together a set of wings so that he can enter the competition. At first Lizzie isn't sure, but she gradually comes around and decided to enter along with him. Aunt Doreen thinks they are both flighty, and enlists the help of Mr. Mint to talk them to the ground.
This is a lovely story of love, loss, and going on with life. A great book.

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