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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823444892
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $37.99

When Grandfather Flew



In this moving evocation of love and loss by a Newbery Medalist, a grieving boy remembers his grandfather by thinking of the hobby they shared.

Milo's grandfather is fascinated with birds. He admires their freedom and never loses an opportunity to point out the things that make them special. He can't see like he used to, so Milo helps him spot and take care of some of his favorites: hovering Kestrels, fragile Chickadees, and the soaring Bald Eagle. One day when Milo comes home, Grandpa isn't there, but when he sees a Bald Eagle swoop through the sky above, he knows Grandpa got his wish of being reborn in the skies.

With When Grandfather Flew, acclaimed author Patricia MacLachlan brings readers an honest, reflective, and deeply moving portrait of grief and memory.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823444892
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $37.99

About the author

Patricia Maclachlan

Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1938. After graduating from the University of Connecticut she became an English teacher and pursued a writing career. She won the Newbery Medal in 1986 for her book Sarah, Plan and Tall. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

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