A Bird's Eye

August 31, 2013|
A Bird's Eye by Cary Fagan
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Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book.

With all the wonder of a small-scale The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay comes this moving and unforgettable novel about childhood, love, and magic.

Growing up in a Jewish neighbourhood in the 1930s, young Benjamin Kleeman falls in love, first with Corrine Foster and then with magic. Hiding his new passions from his parents - the long-suffering Bella, an Italian immigrant, and Jacob, a talented but failed inventor of elaborate mechanical devices - Benjamin begins apprenticeships in magic and life itself, learning along the way that everything is more complicated than it seems.

With wit, tenderness, humour, and, startling beauty, Cary Fagan brings a gifted young man's rise to a peculiar kind of stardom, wonderfully alive.

Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature, the Jewish Book Award, the IODE Jean Throop Book Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, among others. His many books include the picture book A Cage Went in Search of a Bird, illustrated by Ba...
Title:A Bird's Eye
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.25 X 4.5 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.25 X 4.5 X 0.7 in
Published:August 31, 2013
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770893108

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