Born to Fly

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 14, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Born to Fly tells the story of eleven-year-old tomboy Bird McGill. Ever since she can remember, Bird has loved flying in small propeller airplanes with her mechanic dad. When the local airstrip is turned into a military flight school, Bird is in heaven. But when a young Japanese American student named Kenji Fujita joins Bird’s class, the entire school seems to be convinced that he’s a spy, or at the very least, that he and his uncle want the Japanese to win. Bird is wary of Kenji, not just because he’s Japanese, but because he steals her flight-related topic for a school report and leaves her to write about the deadly boring local marsh weed. But on Bird’s first trip to the marsh, she and Kenji accidentally discover real spy activity in the area. Bird realizes that Kenji is actually a stand-up guy—and she and Kenji begin an adventure that will shake the town and may even change the future of the United States.

Winner of the Dell Yearling Contest


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User Review  - agrudzien - LibraryThing

Set in small town USA at the start of our involvement in WWII, the town is saved by two unlikely heros: Bird McGill a tomboy who wants nothing more than to fly planes like her father, and Kenji a ... Read full review

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User Review  - smheatherly2 - LibraryThing

Very easy read. Bird is another female character that doesn't have many friends because she is unlike the other girls in her class, she is a tomboy and her main interest is flying. The only one who ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
17
Section 3
22
Section 4
25
Section 5
38
Section 6
49
Section 7
57
Section 8
73
Section 9
126
Section 10
148
Section 11
161
Section 12
179
Section 13
207
Section 14
210
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About the author (2009)

Michael Ferrari lives in Avon Lake, Ohio, where he is a teacher. Born to Fly is his first novel.


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