If you are a fan of the Magic School Bus book series, then you might just fall in love with Carrie's Flight by author Lois Wickstrom.
When Carrie looks out of her window, she witnesses one of nature's most remarkable sights: a murmuration (otherwise known as a flock of starlings). Remembering what her grandmother once told her about murmuration, Carrie seeks out an old wooden crate filled with feathers. When she opens the crate, she finds an antique pair of wings adorned with beautiful feathers. She finds long feathers that shimmered purple, short feathers that sparkled silver, curving peacock plumes that swayed, and wispy egret feathers that fluttered. When she tries them on, she too becomes one of nature's most remarkable wonders.
Children will definitely find amusement in this unexpected tale that weaves together science and a bit of history. Parents and teachers alike will appreciate the author's verbiage as this book presents many opportunities for vocabulary building. Much more, the author's charismatic style of writing will evoke strong images not necessarily captured by the books' illustrations.
Final Analysis: An appealing story with many teachable moments throughout, this book is a refreshing break from the norm.
About the Author:
Lois Wickstrom is a former chemistry teacher, currently acts as Imagenie on YouTube. She likes to include accurate science details as integral parts of her stories. Her books include Nessie and the Living Stone, Nessie and the Viking Gold, Nessie and the Celtic Maze, Reluctant Spy, Grippy and Cormo's Magnet Activities, Amanda Mini-Mysteries, and the Orange Forest Rabbit mysteries. She is married to the love of her life, has two children and four grandchildren.