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100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
1 2 3 A Child's First Counting Book by Alison Jay
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book of a Thousand Days (audio) by Shannon Hale
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson
Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
Curious Georges Learns to Count 1 to 100 by H.A. Rey
The Daily Comet by Frank Asch
Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Farm by Elisha Cooper
Fly Free by Roseanne Thong
Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter
Hard Hat Area by Susan L. Roth
Hot X by Danica McKellar
Job Site by Nathan Clement
Mr. Maxwell's Mouse by Frank Asch
The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori
Pirate King by Laurie R. King
The Precedent by Sean McMullan
San Leandro by Cynthia Vrilakas Simons
The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague
Venues by Richard Bowes
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
The Wailing Wind (audio) by Tony Hillerman
With Hearts Courageous by Jon Steven Nappa
xxxHolic 08 by CLAMP
Zero by Kathryn Otoshi

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1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Fly Free

Fly Free: 04/29/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Fly Free by Roseanne Thong, I heard about from a classmate of mine. It's the story of a young girl who wants enough money to set the caged birds free at the local temple.

One day Mai meets Thu, who enjoys feeding the birds. She tells him of her dream and he sets into motion a series of good deeds that eventually come back to Mai. It teaches the lesson of paying things forward and good karma.

As the book is set in Vietnam, it also gives children an introduction to a part of the world they might be unfamiliar with. It's a much more peaceful look at the country than the books I had in my childhood.

The watercolor illustrations go well with this book's reflective tone. The colors are warm but muted.

The book would go well with Jon Muth's Zen books: Zen Shorts, Zen Ties, and Zen Ghosts.

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