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Call Me Alastair

by Cory Leonardo (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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A funny, heart-shattering novel about a fierce parrot, a big-hearted boy and a spirited elderly widow, all learning to live fully-fledged lives.

Born in the back of a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape, to fly off with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by 12-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by Mrs Albertina Plopky, Alastair’s hopeful vision for the future crash-lands. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, chewing a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to Aggie and their flight to freedom. This debut novel is a heart-felt, bird’s-eye view of love and what it means to break free from the cages we build for ourselves – and the courage it may take to finally let go.

Product Details

Catalogue number

5922 in Schools Catalogue 2020/21

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407186719

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

February 7th, 2019

Other details
  • 320 pages
Condition

New

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