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A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue

(The Rwendigo Tales #2)

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Eleven-year-old Kiisa had no idea why her parents would send her away to boarding school. She wondered why they couldn t all stay together in their beautiful African valley home. But no matter what she said they were firm: she must go, and she must go to this school.

As she said a tearful goodbye to her father, he whispered, For such a time as this. . . . Remember that phra
Paperback, 133 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by New Growth Press
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Bluerose's  Heart
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Several months ago, I read and loved A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest. I was greatly looking forward to A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm also excited to read the final two books in the series. There's no worries about cliff hangers. Each story has an ending(so far), but there are connections. I would recommend reading the first book before picking up this one. The leading lady in this story is the sister of the leading guy in the first one. They are separate stories, b ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
"My name is Njili, because I am one of the Messengers, though a small one. I have been sent to assist you with the Rescue."

With the Rescue?

Eleven year old Kiisa supposes that the little wagtail will eventually give her more details; in the meantime, she is struggling mightily to adjust to life in a boarding school, for she would much rather be at home with her parents. When circumstances do indeed turn ugly, and lives are at risk, just how courageous can a girl and her bird become?

Enjoy this s
Chrys Jones
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
The folks at New Growth Press have been really impressive lately with their new books for adults, so it was with great joy and delight that I got to read "A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue" by Dr. J.A. Myhre. This book is the second in a series called "The Rwendigo Tales". After reading this action-packed story, I look forward to reading Myhre's first book in the series called "A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest". "A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue" is a thrilling book that will take children (and their pare ...more
James Korsmo
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this captivating novel, Kiisa, an eleven-year-old girl, finds herself in boarding school. The transition is a difficult one for her, but it is also filled with wonder, as she discovers a talking bird in her trunk among her things. This Messenger, Njili, relays news from home but also hints of a "rescue," and of interesting events to come.

Kiisa learns to navigate the new world of the school and begins coming into her own as a young woman, but events are turned upside down when rebels attack.
Lara Lleverino
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Great story that further reveals a culture not often written about in English. Great story that has a strong female lead who has to be brave and step out of her comfort zone. Also a great story that shows compassion for a bully.
Katelyn Bolds
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very fast read for YA, but the themes present definitely make it ages 12 and up. Excellent international literature and highly recommend for introducing diverse cultural ideas to younger readers. Well written and vibrant story telling.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lovely tale in a magical setting.
I thought the first book was a little better, but we enjoyed this one too.
David Steele
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Fiction is a creative way to convey truth and spark the imagination. This genre is especially helpful with young readers who are impressed with a good story and intrigued by interesting characters. J.A. Myhre captures the imagination of young readers in her novel, A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue.

Myhre's work takes young readers to the African jungle where a school-aged girl is dropped off by her father for a season of education. The lead character, Kiisa is met by new friends and is challenged by f
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't usually review fiction. It isn't that I don't enjoy it, but there is so little written today that I would consider to be good fiction. A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue by J.A. Myhre is an exception. When I first received this book in the mail I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it. That changed after the first few pages. Myhre is an engaging author and she has a way of drawing the reader into the story as all good authors do. A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue is a story about an eleven year old ...more
Hannah Christmas
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young readers ages 8-14
As an adult, I enjoyed this book very much. I can imagine that I would have enjoyed it 10-15 years ago just as much. There are not a lot of books out there for children to read about something so different and interesting as an African girl going to boarding school in an underprivileged area with the threat of violent rebels nearby. But to also include fantastical features such as talking animals who appear as messengers to offer help in times of trouble makes this short novel what it is - a gam ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Eleven-year-old Kiisa had no idea why her father and mother would send her to boarding school in a remote village. She wondered why they couldn't all stay together in their beautiful valley home. But no matter what she said they were firm. She must go to school, and not any school, this particular boarding school.

My Review:

Kiisa's first time away from home and it proves not to seem like it will be for fun. She gets the chance to stay in a boarding school and see what it's like to
Jimmy Reagan
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Here’s a children’s book that will be loved in any Christian home. The plot is set in Africa and has the unique thrills of that continent. The author, J. A. Myhre, is a doctor in Africa. Her 20 years in Africa makes her able to visualize accurately situations there. The stories here began as stories for her own children and it’s a blessing that they are available for children everywhere.

The story transports us to the life of an amazing girl named Kiisa. She is dropped by her father at a school w
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre is a middle grade fiction novel, which focuses on Kiisa, a clever and courageous 11-year-old girl. The story is set against an enchanting African backdrop.

Summary: When Kiisa is sent to boarding school, little does she know the adventure that awaits her. After opening a trunk her father gave her, Kiisa finds a magical wagtail bird named Njili…and together, Kiisa and Njili end up on a rescue mission involving African rebels, stolen girls, illegal loggin
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I first found out about A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue, I was super excited. J.A. Myhre’s A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest was such a fun book and I was thrilled about the sequal. Myhre’s story of a young African girl comes to life from page one. This exciting and fun fantasy, adventure story is one that children will absolutely enjoy. Not only is it a enjoyable read, it shares some of Africa with those that have never been there. I would recommend this story to children that enjoy fantasy and ...more
carrie short-lippert
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good lead character. Good story for young teen girl.
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