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Ten years ago, an impossible thing happened: a flock of pigeons picked up a human baby who had been abandoned in an empty lot and carried her, bundled in blankets, to their roof. Coo has lived her entire life on the rooftop with the pigeons who saved her. It’s the only home she’s ever known. But then a hungry hawk nearly kills Burr, the pigeon she loves most, and leaves him gravely hurt.

Coo must make a perilous trip to the ground for the first time to find Tully, a retired postal worker who occasionally feeds Coo’s flock, and who can heal injured birds. Tully mends Burr’s broken wing and coaxes Coo from her isolated life. Living with Tully, Coo experiences warmth, safety, and human relationships for the first time. But just as Coo is beginning to blossom, she discovers a threat to the flock she loves that makes her question which world she belongs in. Perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo and Barbara O'Connor, this remarkable novel examines the bonds that make us family, the possibilities of love, and the importance of being true to yourself.

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"Under Tully’s care, Coo learns about the human world: its comforts, its language, and its dislike of pigeons. As Tully and Coo discover that someone seeks to hurt the birds, Coo must decide whether she belongs with Tully or the flock that raised her. The story conveys powerful messages about love and friendship, compassion and belonging. Sweetest of all is endearing Coo’s steadfast affection and loyalty for those she loves — pigeons and humans alike." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 13
Author Kaela Noel
ISBN 0062955977
Publication Date Mar 3, 2020
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Language English