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Wild Wings

(2011)
(Sky Hawk)
A novel by

 
 
This "vividly imagined and well-written novel" (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey - and end up saving each other.

When Callum spots crazy Iona McNair on his family's sprawling property, she's catching a fish with her bare hands. She won't share the fish, but does share something else: a secret.
She's discovered a rare endangered bird, an Osprey, and it's clear to both her and Callum that if anyone finds out about the bird, it, and its species, is likely doomed. Poachers, egg thieves, and wild weather are just some of the threats, so Iona and Callum vow to keep track of the bird and check her migratory progress using the code a preservationist tagged on her ankle, no matter what.
But when one of them can no longer keep the promise, it's up to the other to do it for them both. No matter what. Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this is a story of unlikely friendships, the wonders of the wild - and the everyday leaps of faith that set our souls to flight.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Here's a rare thing, a novel, and a first novel too, that opens your eyes, touches your heart, and is so engaging it almost turns the pages for you." - Michael Morpurgo


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Used availability for Gill Lewis's Wild Wings

Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wild Wings
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 1-4424-1445-6 / 978-1-4424-1445-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Wings
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 1-4424-1446-4 / 978-1-4424-1446-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rollercoasters Sky Hawk
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 0-19-913719-6 / 978-0-19-913719-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sky Hawk
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 0-19-275624-9 / 978-0-19-275624-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sky Hawk
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 0-19-275623-0 / 978-0-19-275623-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sky Hawk
Author(s): Gill Lewis
ISBN: 0-85735-396-9 / 978-0-85735-396-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wings
Author(s): Gill Lewis
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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May 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sky Hawk
Author(s): Gill Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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