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As Far as Birds Can Fly - cover

As Far as Birds Can Fly

Linda Oatman-High

Publisher: Koehler Books

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Summary

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 
beauty salon. 
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.

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