The Fledgling by Jane LangtonThe Fledgling by Jane Langton

The Fledgling

byJane Langton

Paperback | January 22, 2002

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If there's one thing Georgie Hall has always been, it's determined.

So when her stepcousins Eleanor and Eddy tell her that she can't fly, Georgie doesn't get discouraged -- she just tries harder She feels a peculiar lightness when she leaps from the top of the staircase, and is even more certain of her seemingly impossible ability when she jumps from the porch and soars to the rooftop before landing safely on the ground. And now that a mysterious Canada goose is visiting Georgie's window on a nightly basis, the Hall family begins to wonder just what Georgie is capable of....

Jane Langton studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and did graduate work in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College. Ms. Langton is the author of a dozen books for young people, including seven other fantasies about the Hall family of Concord, Massachusetts: The Diamond in the Win...
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Title:The FledglingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.45 inPublished:January 22, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0064401219

ISBN - 13:9780064401210

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking I remember reading this when I was too young to understand some of the concepts in the book, but looking back, it was a marvelous - at times emotional - read, with themes of childhood and moving forwards.
Date published: 2018-06-24

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Georgie Hall is flying, soaring in the night sky above Waldon Pond. A seasoned Canada goose flies beside her, helping her realize her deepest dreams. Down below, there are people who want to keep her firmly on the ground--like her family and the meddling neighbors. 1981 Newbery Honor Book, 1980 ALA Notable Children's Book, 1980 Children's Editors' Choice.

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“Exciting and highly imaginative.” (The Washington Post)