As Far as Birds Can Fly
Publisher: Koehler Books
First there was Bird. Then there was Bird-Bird. And now, Third Bird.
Magnolia's daddy won the beloved cockatiel Third Bird at a carnival, just before he
died in a car accident. Magnolia promised to always take good care of Third Bird . . . but
then she loses him, when she accidentally allows the bird to fl y from his cage at her mama's
Magnolia's grief, for her father and for her lost bird, opens up a whole new world of
friends as they search not only for Third Bird, but for acceptance and healing for all. Helping
her mama to see that physical beauty is not important (even in a family that comes from "a
long line of beauty queens"), Magnolia becomes the star of her small Southern town as
she finds hope and light in the healing of her grief and learns that sometimes when you go
looking for one thing, you find what you really need.