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Little Bird Flies

Written by: Karen McCombie
Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Bridie lives on the remote Scottish island of Tornish, the youngest of three sisters. Although she loves her island, with its wild seas and big skies, she guiltily nurses a secret dream of flight - to America and the freedom of the New World.

But her family are struggling under the spiteful oppression of the new Laird, and it seems that even some of the Laird's own household are desperate to leave. When the Laird's full cruelty becomes apparent, there's no more time for daydreams as Bridie needs to help the people she loves escape to safety.

Can Bridie escape her quiet island home and allow her wild dreams to take flight?

The first in a gripping, dramatic new series from much-loved author Karen McCombie.

©2019 Karen McCombie (P)2019 Nosy Crow Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Karen McCombie has written more than 80 novels for children, including the Ally’s World and Angels Next Door series. Of the ones I have read, this is the best: set during the Scottish clearances of the 19th century, it has a vivid setting, emotional punch and characters to really care about.” (The Times

“This involving, evocative tale, narrated by Bridie with a hint of period language, is a study of rich and poor, offering clearly drawn characters, including a benevolent laird, a charming young artist, Bridie’s dear friend Will, and a clutch of cruel and greedy members of the gentry. We always know where our sympathies lie, and events unfold suspensefully to a satisfying if open-ended resolution.” (The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week)

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