Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong

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When you do a good deed, it will come back to you. Mai loves feeding the caged birds near the temple but dreams that one day she'll see them fly free. Then she meets Thu and shares the joy of feeding the birds with her. This sets a chain of good deeds in motion that radiates throughout her village and beyond. Set in Vietnam, Roseanne Thong's inspiring story, an Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book, is elegantly illustrated with watercolor on wood by Eujin Kim Neilan.
 

About Roseanne Thong

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Roseanne Thong is the award-winning author of many children's books, includingWish, Red Is a Dragon,andRound is a Mooncake.She lives in Southern California.Eujin Kim Neilan is the illustrator ofImagine a Dragon by Laurence Pringle.The Best Winds by Laura E. Williams, andThe Rabbit and the Dragon King andIn the Moonlight Mist: A Korean Tale, both retold by Daniel San Souci. Born in Korea, she lives in Natick, Massachusetts. Eujin Kim Neilan is the illustrator ofImagine a Dragonby Laurence Pringe.The Best Winds, by Laura E. Williams, andThe Rabbit and the Dragon King andIn the Moonlight Mist: A Korean Tale, both retold by Daniel San Souci. Born in Korea, she lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thu, another little girl, helps and takes heed of Mai’s whispered “Fly, free, fly free, / in the sky so blue.

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The tranquil landscapes give appropriate calm to a story about karma, the idea that good deeds accumulate and affect one’s rebirth in the next life.

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Mai wants to free the sparrows caged outside the temple gates, but she can’t afford to pay for their freedom.

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