By Michael Ferrari
Born to Fly tells the tale of eleven-year-old tomboy fowl McGill. Ever considering that she will keep in mind, fowl has enjoyed flying in small propeller airplanes along with her mechanic dad. whilst the neighborhood airstrip is changed into an army flight institution, fowl is in heaven. but if a tender jap American pupil named Kenji Fujita joins Bird’s category, the whole college looks confident that he’s a secret agent, or no less than, that he and his uncle wish the japanese to win. poultry is cautious of Kenji, not only simply because he’s eastern, yet simply because he steals her flight-related subject for a college record and leaves her to put in writing in regards to the lethal uninteresting neighborhood marsh weed. yet on Bird’s first journey to the marsh, she and Kenji unintentionally realize real spy task within the zone. chicken realizes that Kenji is admittedly a stand-up guy—and she and Kenji commence an event that might shake the city and will even switch the way forward for the United States.
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LEVIATHAN Also by Scott Westerfeld Uglies Pretties Specials Extras And the book that explains it all: Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies LEVIATHAN Written by MR. SCOTT WESTERFELD Illustrated by Mr. Keith Thompson This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari