Pablo and Birdy

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Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
[2017]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
820L
Description
A boy who drifted into the seaside town of Isla as a baby searches for answers about where he and his parrot came from in this charmer of a tale laced with magical realism from New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee. The seaside town of Isla has many stories, the most notable being the legend of the Seafaring Parrot. Locals claim that the Seafarer remembers every sound, every whisper, cry, laugh, or snort ever uttered. But, though there have been rumored Seafarer sightings , no one has actually seen the bird before. Other stories surround a boy named Pablo, who had washed up on shore in a blow-up swimming pool as an infant with only a lavender parrot as a companion. Now, on the eve of his tenth birthday, the stories are repeated. "At first I thought it was a huge fish," Emmanuel, the man who found and took Pablo in, says. Pierre, the baker's guess was a good one: Perhaps Pablo has come from an undiscovered country, one unknown to the rest of the world. Maybe the inhabitants there lived in tree houses, or underground. Or maybe he's a pirate baby. But Pablo wants the truth, and the only one who might know it is Birdy, his parrot. After all, she was there, holding onto the raft. But unlike most birds who live in Isla, Birdy can neither talk or fly. Or, at least, she never has. Until...one day, when strong winds begin to blow--winds similar to the ones that brought Pablo to shore--Birdy begins to mutter. Could Birdy be a Seafaring parrot? If she is, then she will be able to tell Pablo the true story of where he came from--of who tied him so lovingly and safely to that raft? But, if she is, that also means the second part of the Seafarer myth is true...that Seafaring Parrots will, eventually, fly away. As Pablo is buzzing with questions, hopes, and fears, an old saying echoes in his mind: winds of change mean fortune lost or fortune gained. And while the winds rise in Isla, Pablo holds tight to Birdy. Would losing his companion, his dearest link to his past, be that loss?
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ISBN:
9781481470278
9781481470261
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.5, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
820L
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Grouping Author mcghee alison
Grouping Category book
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display_description Pablo, nearly ten, has many questions about his origins and how he arrived at Isla as a baby, but finding the answers may mean losing his lifetime companion, Birdy the parrot.
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subject_facet Foster parents -- Fiction, Foster parents -- Juvenile fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction, Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Islands -- Fiction, Islands -- Juvenile fiction, Parrots -- Fiction, Parrots -- Juvenile fiction, Talking birds -- Fiction, Talking birds -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Pablo and Birdy
title_full Pablo and Birdy / Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Ana Juan
title_short Pablo and Birdy
topic_facet Foster parents, Human-animal relationships, Identity, Identity (Philosophical concept), Islands, Parrots, Talking birds