Falcon's Egg by Luli Gray
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Ever since her parents divorced, Falcon has been in charge-of herself, her younger brother, and even her loving but self-absorbed mother. One day in Central Park she finds a large, glowing, hot egg that no one can identify. With her wise but eccentric great-aunt, a nurturing neighbor, and a wacky ornithologist from the Museum of Natural History, she establishes a secret society: the Friends of Egg. As Falcon watches and cares for the egg, she is able to forget some of her problems and even to share her secret with her family. And when a baby dragon hatches, everyone is amazed except Great-Aunt Emily, who knows that dragons appear only for a reason. A beautifully crafted, memorable first novel, Falcon's Egg combines fantasy with a poignant story of love in a troubled single-parent family.
 

About Luli Gray

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Luli Gray belongs to a family for whom, she says, "reading aLuli Gray belongs to a family for whom, she says, "reading and writing are as necessary as breathing." Born in Argentinand writing are as necessary as breathing." Born in Argentina, and for years a resident of New York City, she now lives i, and for years a resident of New York City, she now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Falcon and the Charles Streetn Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Falcon and the Charles Street Witch is the sequel to her first novel, Falcon's Egg which Witch is the sequel to her first novel, Falcon's Egg which received rave reviews and was an ALA Notable Children's Bookreceived rave reviews and was an ALA Notable Children's Book for 1995 and a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996. for 1995 and a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996.
 
Published September 9, 1995 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With a new friend who can also see dragons Falcon visits her mentor Aunt Emily, now well over a hundred years old, and when Aunt Emily seems to be dying, both girls manage to spin her back in time a hundred years to a charming New York City of 1903.

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Falcon and company are swept off to a fantastic alternative New York, while her father and his aboriginal allies attempt to protect Egg from the triple menace of sightseers, the military, and (most sinister) a blowhard talk-show host.

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Engaging, intelligent, and well-wrought: the best dragon story since Donn Kushner's A Book Dragon (1988).

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Artfully braiding together real life and fantasy, Gray begins this inviting first novel as her 11-year-old heroine, Falcon, finds a scarlet egg in Central Park. As Falcon deliberates what she should d

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In a starred review, PW called this first novel about a girl who hatches a dragon's egg an imaginative and meaningful tale, told with flair. Ages 8-11. (Sept.)

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On her way back to New York from Australia, Falcon goes after her brother Toody when he falls out of the airplane in Falcon and the Charles Street Witch by Luli Gray.

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In a starred review, PW called this first novel about a girl who hatches a dragon's egg an imaginative and meaningful tale, told with flair. Ages 8-11. (Sept.)

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Artfully braiding together real life and fantasy, Gray begins this inviting first novel as her 11-year-old heroine, Falcon, finds a scarlet egg in Central Park.

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