Friday, January 25, 2019

Promotional Post and Giveaway: The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo

Title: The Simple Art of Flying
Author: Cory Leonardo
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Aladdin (February 12, 2019)
Genre: Middle Grade

Book Description:
Quirky characters, plucky humor, and a heartwarming message come together in this big-hearted debut novel about friendship and the true meaning of family.

Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground…

Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He’d like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by twelve-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land.

In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he’s forced to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go. 

About the Author:

Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when that didn’t pan out, she decided she’d turn letters and phrases in a different way (but minus the glittery dresses, sadly). A born and bred upstate New Yorker, she currently lives in the Syracuse area with her husband and three plucky children.

I'm very excited to offer one US resident a finished copy of The Simple Art of Flying. This looks like such a cute and fun read and I can't wait to read it!

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  1. The cover is adorable, and this sounds like a fun story. I am looking forward to reading MG with the Royals.

    1. It really is the best reading with little ones. ;)

  2. what a cool looking book thanks Kindlemom. It's going to be donated to my library if I win :)

  3. This sounds so cute! A book from the point of view of the parrot sounds really fun.

  4. Awww, poor Alastair. Something about critters gets to me every time.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I'm sure there is a happy ending at the end. ;)

  5. This sounds like a great story. I really like the unique cover illustration. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  6. Awww I'm definitely feeling this different take that this book gives us, also this cover is super cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. This cover is adorable. I hope the story is cute too.