Hey everyone! In just one month, The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo (February 12, 2019 – Aladdin) will be released to the masses! If you haven’t heard about it yet, check out more details below – and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Quirky characters, plucky humor, and a heartwarming message come together in this big-hearted debut novel about friendship and the true meaning of family.
Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground…
Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He’d like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by twelve-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land.
In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he’s forced to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go.
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And now for the giveaway! Thanks to Aladdin, one lucky winner will receive a copy of The Simple Art of Flying! Giveaway is US only. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below!
About the Author:
Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when that didn’t work out, she decided she’d turn letters and phrases in a different way (but minus the glittery dresses, sadly). A born and bred upstate New Yorker, she currently lives in the Syracuse area with her husband and three plucky children. Cory was selected and mentored in Brenda Drake’s Pitch Wars 2016, and has been an active SCBWI member for the past five years. This is her first novel.
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Quirky, plucky, and humorous make this sound like a winner!