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The someday birds

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Winner of the 2018 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award * Two starred reviews * A New York Public Library Best Kids Book of 2017 * A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017

The Someday Birds is a debut middle grade novel perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, filled with humor, heart, and chicken nuggets.

Charlie's perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan.

When his father heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay.

Debut author Sally J. Pla has written a tale that is equal parts madcap road trip, coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn't understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis.

"Offering a mixture of suspense, mystery, tragedy and humor, Pla's story captures both the literal and figurative meanings of journey." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pla gives us a memorable hero in this lyrical and funny book." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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Full title someday birds
Author pla sally j
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subject_facet Autism -- Fiction, Autism -- Juvenile fiction, Automobile travel -- Fiction, Automobile travel -- Juvenile fiction, Babysitters -- Fiction, Babysitters -- Juvenile fiction, Brain -- Injury -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The someday birds
title_full The Someday Birds, The someday birds / Sally J. Pla
title_short The someday birds
topic_facet Autism, Automobile travel, Babysitters, Brain, Brothers and sisters, Injury, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Obsessive-compulsive disorder