A funny, heart-shattering novel about a fierce parrot, a big-heartedboy and a spirited elderly widow, all learning to live fully-fledgedlives.Born in the back of a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrotdreams of escape, to fly off with his beloved sister, Aggie. Butwhen Aggie is purchased by 12-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adoptedby Mrs Albertina Plopky, Alastair's hopeful vision for thefuture crash-lands.In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, chewing a few books,and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to Aggieand their flight to freedom.This debut novel is a heart-felt, bird's-eye view of love andwhat it means to break free from the cages we build for ourselves- and the courage it may take to finally let go.
- Publisher: Scholastic
- ISBN: 9781407186719
- Number of pages: 320
- Weight: 260g
- Dimensions: 197 x 135 x 24 mm