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My dad's a birdman

Author: David Almond; Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Juvenile works
Fables
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond; Polly Dunbar
ISBN: 9780763636678 0763636673 9780763653453 0763653454
OCLC Number: 154800119
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 115 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: My dad is a birdman
Responsibility: David Almond ; iIllustrated by Polly Dunbar.

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In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

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A nice addition to any young children's library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-10-23) Good Permalink

     The father who is good at buidling things tries to construct himself like a bird in an attempt to win a competition. His young daughter supports his efforts. This is such a great story. I really did hope he could fly and Lizzie his daughter as well.  It is a fun story...
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