King of the Sky
King of the Sky
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Annotation: When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house.
Catalog Number: #138252
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-9568-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-9568-2
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2017942654
Language: English
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Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: K-3
Guided Reading Level: S
Fountas & Pinnell: S

In this tale of a young boy, an old man, and a dauntless pigeon, a lyrical text and extraordinary illustrations offer a gorgeous meditation on loneliness, belonging, and home.

A young Italian boy has moved to the Welsh hills with his family. He feels isolated and unhappy, a stranger in a strange land. It is only when he makes an unlikely friend, an old man who lets him fly one of his pigeons in a race, that he learns how he can belong. Nicola Davies’s beautiful story — an immigrant’s tale with powerful resonance in our troubled times — is illustrated by an artist who makes the world anew with every picture.


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