Is being able to fly a gift or a curse? Alone one day, a boy discovers he can fly. It is his instinct to keep his ability a secret, and so he does, stealing moments to practice, flying farther and farther each time, until he can soar like a swallow. Now he dreams of far-off places and great adventures. But someone else is dreaming, too. Wozzini, the traveling showman, has spied the boy practicing and dreams of money and glory. Before long, wearing a set of wings designed by Wozzini, the boy is a sensation. People come from all over to watch the miracle. One night, thieves, overcome with needing to possess the gift themselves, steal the boy and his wings, and the truth is revealed, in this instance, the truth of the heart. Told in the voice of classic myths and illustrated in atmospheric detail, the eagle boy's story is an inspiring tale of brains triumphing over brawn, and spirit conquering greed.
Used availability for Kathryn Cave's The Boy Who Became an Eagle
September 2000 : USA Hardback
November 2000 : UK Hardback