by Patricia Hermes | Grades: 4-7 | Ages: 9-12
About Fly Away Home by Patricia Hermes
When Amy Alden discovers a nest of goose eggs and brings them home to hatch, the newborns "imprint" on her, following her everywhere, claiming her as their mother. As they grow, Amy and her dad, Thomas, realize they must take on the responsibility of teaching them to migrate for the winter. From Canada to North Carolina, father, daughter, and geese all learn to fly together.
The movie Fly Away Home, starring Academy Award(R)- winning actress Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels, and Dana Delaney, was inspired by the life of Bill Lishman, the Canadian artist who really did teach geese to fly.
A Biographical Note About Patricia Hermes
Patricia Hermes is the author of more than 20 novels for children and young adults. Among her many awards are the California Young Reader Medal, the Pine Tree Book Award, and the Hawaii Nene award. Her books have also been named IRA/CBC Children's Choices and Notable Children's Trade Books in the field of Social Studies. Her titles include Kevin Corbett Eats Flies; Heads, I Win; My Girl; and My Girl 2.