When the wild geese migrate over the little pond with its pink flamingos and clipped grass, Skylar and the others watch with envy. They like their pond, but there is something elegant and brave about being a real wild goose. But they?ve never flown before, and besides, there?s never been a reason to go.Then a lost heron wants the pond geese to take him to Lost Pond, and Sk...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 27th 2008 by Philomel
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Nov 02, 2010 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: kids wanting "real" animal stories
A sweet short book. Skylar is a "pond" goose that had a traumatic first migration and becomes part of a domesticated "estate pond" community. In helping out a fellow bird, he is forced to try migration again. I like how the author gently shows how much negative influence humans have on the lives of animals.
Skylar leads the pond geese on the adventure of their lives as they search for themselves on their quest to return the heron to Lost Pond. Beautifully told story of danger, hardship, bravery and friendship with information about the migratory habits of geese seamlessly interspersed. A good classroom read aloud, reminiscent of Gooseberry Park.
A story of courage and adventure, of overcoming fear, leaving the comfort zone, taking a leap of faith, and discovering one's true self with the help of others along the way - this story about a flock of geese was well written and contained many beautiful descriptions of nature and wilderness.