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How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing (2008)

by Bob Graham

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Birds--Wounds and injuries--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
  brudder | Jan 21, 2019 |
A story about a boy who helps mend a broken wing of a bird and the journey that takes.
  LibraryPAH | Jan 10, 2019 |
Will finds a bird with a broken wing and takes it home to care for it and heal the wing. He heals it and it flies away out of his hands. ( )
  allisonmeyer | Feb 6, 2018 |
In this book, a young boy recognizes a hurt pigeon on the ground in the city and takes it home to help care for it as it heals. When the pigeon is healed, he releases it back outside.
This book is a pretty good example of realistic fiction because the setting, characters, and events could all happen in real life. The only thing that could be hard with this is background knowledge of a city and pigeons. This, however, could be connected with an understanding of birds seen in rural settings too.
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Media: pen, watercolor, and chalk
  khofer15 | Nov 1, 2017 |
This book is a great remember about how we should quit being in such a hurry all the time and take time to notice what is going on around us. Healing the birds broken wing was not only a physical process, but a beautiful emotional journey for Will and his family. Will's story of compassion and helping others is a great example for all ages. ( )
  manda76 | Aug 24, 2017 |
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High above the city, no one heard the soft thud of feathers against glass.
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A similar book: Bird by Liesel Moak Skorpen (A young boy cares for a baby bird that has fallen out of its nest and gives it flying lessons.)
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When Will helps an injured bird, he learns that a little kindness can go a long way. No one in the busy city sees the bird lying on the pavement, its wing broken. No one but a small boy called Will. He and his mum carry it home and, with time, rest, and a little bit of hope, the wing mends - and they set the bird free to soar over the city once more.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763639036, Hardcover)

In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing.

"No one saw the bird fall."

In a city full of hurried people, only young Will notices the bird lying hurt on the ground. With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home. In classic Bob Graham style, the beauty is in the details: the careful ministrations with an eyedropper, the bedroom filled with animal memorabilia, the saving of the single feather as a good-luck charm for the bird's return to the sky. Wistful and uplifting, here is a tale of possibility — and of the souls who never doubt its power.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:26 -0400)

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When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.

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