Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

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This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end up saving each other.

When Callum spots crazy Iona McNair on his family’s sprawling property, she’s catching a fish with her bare hands. She won’t share the fish, but does share something else: a secret.
     She’s discovered a rare endangered bird, an Osprey, and it’s clear to both her and Callum that if anyone finds out about the bird, it, and its species, is likely doomed. Poachers, egg thieves, and wild weather are just some of the threats, so Iona and Callum vow to keep track of the bird and check her migratory progress using the code a preservationist tagged on her ankle, no matter what.
     But when one of them can no longer keep the promise, it’s up to the other to do it for them both. No matter what. Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this is a story of unlikely friendships, the wonders of the wild—and the everyday leaps of faith that set our souls to flight.
 

About Gill Lewis

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Gill Lewis is the author of Wild Wings and One White Dolphin. A veterinarian, her love of animals and the natural world plays a big part in her writing. She lives in the UK.
 
Published May 24, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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2011 BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: ADRENALINE RUSHES [SHOWING SLIDE 9 OF 25]

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9-13) Pub Date: April 19th, 2011 ...

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The worlds of two villages in Scotland and the Gambia intersect through modern technology and the determined efforts of children to save an injured osprey.

Mar 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Wild Wings

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Set primarily in rural Scotland, the adventure begins when Iona (a girl shunned as "crazy" and "strange" by her classmates) shows Callum an osprey nest she has spotted on his farm.

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