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The Blue Wings

By Jef Aerts
Levine Querido
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Two brothers bound together by affection and responsibility. Jadran is five years older than Josh and huge enough to be nicknamed Giant. Josh is younger, and smaller; but his sweet and stubborn brother thinks in a way that would be more typical of...
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Two brothers bound together by affection and responsibility. Jadran is five years older than Josh and huge enough to be nicknamed Giant. Josh is younger, and smaller; but his sweet and stubborn brother thinks in a way that would be more typical of a small child. They are both dealing with changes to their newly blended, Muslim family. So Josh looks after Jadran and they both adjust. When the brothers find an injured young crane, Jadran wants to bring it back to their small apartment and teach it to fly at any cost. And it turns out the cost is high.

Intensely moving without ever slipping into sentimentality, The Blue Wings is a warm, love-filled story about fragility, strength, and brotherhood, in all its complications.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years
Publication Date: 09/08/2020
ISBN: 9781646140084

Jef Aerts grew up in a wooded village in Belgium. On this list we offer you his first picture book, Bigger Than a Dream, winner of the Book Lion Prize. LQ also proudly brings you this tender and funny MG novel, The Blue Wings. Aerts lives with his wife and three children on a small farm.