Ever since she can remember, ten-year-old Melody has always wanted to fly.
And when she leaps off a swing in the park one day and lands in the mystical realm of Chimeroan, her dream finally comes true. She is given a pair of wings. She can fly! Life cannot be any better.
Yet, dreams do come with a price. Even with wings, Melody realizes she cannot outfly the memories of her past. The car accident that has left her father paralyzed, and her unscarred, still plagues her with guilt—she believes that it was entirely her fault.
In Chimeroan, Melody is forced to come to terms with her part in her father’s accident. She must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings or healing her father.
Another winner from Jolly Fish Press! Author Ann Marie Meyers has written a lovely story, loaded with imagination, tender moments and sweet sentiments. I loved her writing voice – so perfectly a ten year old girl. Although the story is full of well known fantastical elements, like dragons, leprechauns, witches and unicorns, it’s not at all fluffy or trite. Melody coming to terms with her father’s disability and her part in the car accident that caused it feels so real and often tugs at the heart.
This book is perfect for young girls 8-12 and would make a fabulous read aloud choice for mom and daughter.
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