Chasing Redbird by Sharon CreechChasing Redbird by Sharon Creech

Chasing Redbird

bySharon CreechIllustratorMarc Burckhardt

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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“Intriguing, delightful, and touching.” School Library Journal (starred review)

“Creech’s best yet.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family’s house, she realized that things were about to change.

It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions. And that the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie’s death, and herself, was to find out where it went.

From Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech comes a story of love, loss, and understanding, an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world—and discovers it in her own backyard.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Sharon Creech is the Newbery-Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons. Her other work includes Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost. In Her Own Words ..."Many readers ask me where I get my ideas. This is probably the hardest question to answer, because a book contains hundreds, maybe thousands, o...
Title:Chasing RedbirdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.54 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064406962

ISBN - 13:9780064406963

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forever a favourite! I first read this book... I'd say a good 10 years ago... and i've read it every summer since. I love this story so much. It really takes me away.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Read This book was great!! I thought that the author reached out from her usual type of writing! This book was entertaining and definitly not boring. Sharon Creech takes you out with a girl who finds an adventure of her own by serching the past!! I would recomend this book to anyone who would love a awesome quick book to read!!
Date published: 2005-08-25

From Our Editors

The Newbery Medal-winning author of "Walk Two Moons" tells a story of love, loss, and understanding that will warm readers hearts everywhere. When 13-year-old Zinny Taylor discovers an overgrown path in the woods, she sets out to make it her own special place. But as she works to uncovering the path, Zinny unearths some long-buried family secrets and realizes that the trail is actually leading her on a journey home.

Editorial Reviews

“Creech’s best yet.”