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The Someday Birds

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the 2018 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award * Two starred reviews * A New York Public Library Best Kids Book of 2017 * A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017 * Wisconsin Library Association CBA Outstanding Books of the Year selection * 2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award list selection * 2018-2019 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award nominee *

The Someday Birds is a debut middle grade novel perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, filled with humor, heart, and chicken nuggets.

Charlie's perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan.

When his father heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay.

Debut author Sally J. Pla has written a tale that is equal parts madcap road trip, coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn't understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis.

"Offering a mixture of suspense, mystery, tragedy and humor, Pla's story captures both the literal and figurative meanings of journey." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pla gives us a memorable hero in this lyrical and funny book." - Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sally J. Pla does a wonderful job of weaving humor and humanity into this tale of one boy’s triumph." - Cammie McGovern

"A truly wonderful, unique story. This celebration of family, individuality, and nature will remind you to always be on the lookout for wonder." - Wendy Mass


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Used availability for Sally J Pla's The Someday Birds

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Someday Birds (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sally J Pla
ISBN: 0-606-41025-2 / 978-0-606-41025-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Someday Birds
Author(s): Sally J Pla
ISBN: 0-06-244576-6 / 978-0-06-244576-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Someday Birds
Author(s): Sally J Pla
ISBN: 0-06-244577-4 / 978-0-06-244577-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Someday Birds
Author(s): Sally J Pla
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA