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The Silent Spillbills (1998)
by Tor Seidler
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Everyone one has something they try to hide.
For Katerina it's her stutter. Especially when she's around Paul, the good–looking son of her family's caretaker. She can never tell if he is making fun of her or just being friendly. Then she discovers a new species of bird, the silent spillbill. When spillbills are blamed for causing two airplane crashes, Katerina must stand up to her fears...with the help of an unexpected ally.
A finely drawn, romantic story about a girl's struggle to accept her limitations and come into her own, from one of the most respected children's authors writing today.
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Thirteen-year-old bird-lover Katerina, plagued by stuttering and lack of self-confidence, stands up to her cantankerous grandfather, head of Farnsworth Aeronautics, to save the unique Connecticut wetland birds which inspired the design of the latest Farnsworth airplane.
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