Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Duncan, Daniel

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 295226 ISBN: 9781419722998
 Ages: 5-7 Grades: K-2

 Friendship -- Fiction
 Fishers -- Fiction
 Birds -- Fiction
 Human-animal relationship -- Fiction
 Wildlife rescue -- Fiction
 Sea stories

Price: $21.56

When a lonely fisherman finds an injured bird on his boat, he nurtures it back to health, and--since the bird can no longer migrate with its family--charts a course heading south for the winter. Together, the two form a special friendship and enjoy life at sea until both the healing process and the journey come to an end.

   Kirkus Reviews (03/01/17)
   Booklist (04/15/17)
 The Hornbook (00/05/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2017 This yarn about a lone seafaring fisherman who cares for a bird with a broken wing succeeds in being as concise as its title. When the bird is healed, the fisherman sails south to release it on a tropical island and then heads back toward his own home. There isn’t much interaction between the two: the fisherman plays the banjo while the bird sings along, and the two taste the daily catch together. The paraphernalia pictured in the boat’s cabin provides a glimpse into the fisherman’s life and fills in some of the blanks without being overwhelming. The illustrations also give a strong sense of comfort; scenes set in the cozy cabin are awash in warm browns and grays, in sharp contrast to the vast, cold ocean. There are a few quirky inconsistencies, and the literal-minded will wonder how the fisherman’s trawler, which doesn’t seem particularly seaworthy, could make such an extended journey, while others will just appreciate the romance of a temporary friendship on the high seas. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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