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Penguin Flies Home
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About The Book
Penguin loves everything about flying: the wind beneath his wings, the song that rises from his belly, and the sight of new and wonderful places.
Still, he misses his penguin friends in the South Pole. So, he flips and flaps back home, ready to teach them the magic of flight!
But when he arrives, his enthusiasm for flying doesn’t get quite the reaction he expected. Will Penguin’s friends still like him, even if they don’t share his soaring dreams?
About The Illustrator
Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Flight School, Penguin Flies Home, Red Sled, Red Hat, Good Morning to Me!, Born in the Wild, Even the Smallest Will Grow, When You Need Wings, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 15, 2019)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534414426
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD620L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"The rotund, ambitious hero of Flight School (2014) returns home to Antarctica to share the magic of flying above the earth with his penguin friends... In the end, Penguin realizes that his particular passion for flying makes him different but that being different is just fine. Judge's animated style invests Penguin, his classmates, and his penguin friends with endearing personalities... Aerial scenes from Penguin's viewpoint make his happiness at seeing the world from the sky persuasive, and the affection shown him by his flight school companions as well as by his fellow penguins is affirming... Lighthearted and lots of fun."
– Kirkus Reviews
"A penguin in flight may defy the laws of physics, but all seems to work out well within this reassuring story, which makes its point with empathy and humor. The well-structured illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, vary from close-ups of amusing birds to large-scale scenes of sea and sky. There are few birds more endearing than Judge’s Penguin, with his rotund little body, scarlet aviator glasses, and passionate attachment to his dream and his friends."
"Judge’s upbeat pencil and watercolor illustrations are as energetic as her main character. . . . The sky’s the limit for Penguin and his further adventures."
– The Horn Book
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- Author Photo (jpg): Lita Judge Photograph courtesy of the author(0.9 MB)
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