Thursday, November 26, 2009

BORN TO FLY review in November Horn Book Magazine

Michael Ferrari’s Born to Fly is a rousingly old-fashioned war-at-home story in which two children, Bird and her Japanese American friend Kenji, become convinced there is a spy in their small Rhode Island town. Young readers will take great satisfaction in learning that this far-fetched proposition is in fact true. Good detailing of characters and setting prevents the story from going too far over the top. (9–12 years)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BORN TO FLY reading at Barnes and Noble

In conjunction with the Ruffing Montessori School book fair (thanks to my friend Vince O'Keefe), I will be doing a reading from BORN TO FLY at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at Crocker Park, Westlake, Ohio, Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 PM.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New BORN TO FLY review

Here's a new review of BORN TO FLY from BOOK NUT

"'s a story with not only a strong female character, but a middle grade one who makes things happen. Sure, it's unbelievable that she would actually get to fly a P-40 plane, but by the end, who cares? Bird is awesome. Bird makes things happen. Bird -- in spite of, or perhaps because of, her faults, and insecurities -- rocks. She's inspiring."