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"Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening. (At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.) By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate payoff: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of love and kindness. The dreamy seagull photographs by Russell Munson provide just the right illustrations--although the overall packaging does seem a bit dated (keep in mind that it was first published in 1970). Nonetheless, this is a spirituality classic, and an especially engaging parable for adolescents. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ernest K. Gann This book is a new and valuable citizen in that very wondrous world ruled by St.-Exupéry's Little Prince. I suspect all of us who visit the worlds of Jonathan Seagull will never want to return.
Ray Bradbury Richard Bach with this book
does two things.
He gives me Flight.
He makes me Young.
For both I am deeply grateful. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My absolute favorite book. It's a very quick and easy read. Look for the "life lessons" it teaches. Look for the movie to after you read the book. It's cool too.Published 1 day ago by Dean Hampton
The book is interesting to say the least. The idea is unique and the writing quite satisfactory. But life changing? Not really. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Keith G
A life-altering review of a life led differently. This gave me personal perspective that an alternative view wasn't the same as the wrong one.Published 29 days ago by Jeffrey D. Gould
really amazing book to read at any point in your life. anything is possible without the limitations of our thoughtsPublished 1 month ago by Jared Leibowitz
VERY GREAT BOOK
I READ IT FROM TIME TO TIME THIS BOOK WILL BE IN MY BOOK CASE FOR A LONG LONG TIME