Little Bird Flies by Karen McCombie (Author)
Paperback: 256 pages
Age Range: 8-12 years
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
“This involving, evocative tale, narrated by Bridie with a hint of period language, is a study of rich and poor, offering clearly-drawn characters.”- Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week
“There’s heart in this Scottish adventure. . . This is (Karen’s) best. It has a vivid setting, emotional punch and characters to really care about.”- Alex O’Connell, The Times, Children’s Book of the Week
“It may all seem a far cry from the “slushy, gushy love songs” of Ally’s World. And yet here, as there, McCombie displays her gift, which is to create a narrator who sounds thoroughly convincing, and to inhabit the consciousness of a child.” Emily Bearn, The Telegraph
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.
The first in a gripping, dramatic new series from much-loved author, Karen McCombie.