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Gr 3-6-Georgie lives in an unconventional household, but even her rather unusual family does not truly understand her intense belief that she can fly. Then a Canadian goose enters her life. His are the guiding wings that allow Georgie to fulfill her dream. However, where there are dreams there are always those who, lacking imagination, will seek to destroy them in the name of common sense. Georgie discovers this to her sorrow, yet learns that in opening the sky to her, her friend has truly given her the world. This gentle, exquisite story by Jane Langton (Harper, 1980) was a Newbery Honor book. It speaks of that tentative step from the innocence of childhood to the acceptance of growth and change. Performed by actress MaryBeth Hurt, the production is evocative and heart-warming. Hurt creates voices for each character and carries listeners along, on feathered wings, into Georgie's world and the greater one that lies beyond.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I read it aloud to my 6 and 10 year old kids, they were enthralled!
It's a tender, beautiful book that talks about how frail dreams are, and how fragile the world can be, but also the strength of both nature and the human heart.
I distinctly remember sitting down to read this book at night, and not being able to put it down until the end.
A Newbery book for kids. Georgie wants to learn to fly with the help of her Goose Prince. It was a really cute book, with that slight fantasy and full-fledged character development... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Swankivy
I discovered this book as an adult, and it has left such an impression on me. The fragile, solitary Georgie, the unconventional family, the quirky neighbors, and the stately... Read morePublished 7 months ago by cleansingavenger
Ms. Langton's writing is always a joy; her wit shines brightly in this lovely if sad book. The story of Georgie finding her inner strength, trusting herself and growing up is the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. E. Mckenna
Perfect for anyone who has a child like hope and imagination. Should be read to kids as many times as they desire.Published 15 months ago by Lauran
I read this when I was a kid, somewhere between 3rd and 5th grade in the 1970's. I remember falling in love with this story. I've read it again as a parent to my kids. Read morePublished 15 months ago by talccaro
Even though I bought this book used, it arrived looking like a new book. Great! Thanks! Four more words required.Published 17 months ago by dlstroblight
I read this book sometime in the fourth grade. I only read it one time, even though I am an avid re-reader. Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by Candy
I read this book 20 years ago as a 9-10 year old and it is still one of the books that moved me most as a child. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Erin LaFarge
The Fledging is a wonderful and imaginative fantasy with a very moving ending. It's about an eight year-old girl who discovers she can fly. Read morePublished on June 6, 2009