Bird Boy chapter book and activity pack

Bird Boy chapter book and activity pack

Catherine Bruton
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A story of migration, conservation, healing and hope, perfect for 8+

Middle grade readers will be moved and enthralled by Bird Boy by Catherine Bruton, plus they'll have fun with the accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in June 2024.

“This hugely moving and heart-warming story had us gripped from the very first page. With a stunning rural setting and a cast of wonderful, empathetic characters Bird Boy was an easy pick for our Cockatoo boxes.

~Emily

After the tragic death of his mother, eleven year old Will is sent to temporarily stay with his uncle in the mountains. After years trapped in a high-rise flat, with only birds for company, Will doesn't know how he'll survive a place like this, but he soon finds solace in the woods, when he's surrounded by birdsong.

With his new friend Omar - a refugee from Afghanistan - Will discovers an osprey nest, with two small chicks inside. He forms an unbreakable bond with the birds, especially the smallest chick, who they name Whitetip. But when tragedy almost strikes again one stormy night, and Whitetip is knocked out of the nest - breaking a wing, Will is determined to save her. Smuggling her down from the mountain, he finds a way to keep her alive.

As Will helps Whitetip to grow and to heal, he finds a strength inside himself that he never knew he had. Maybe, finally, Will can find a way to take flight too...

Catherine Bruton studied English at Oxford University and has been juggling life as a teacher, children's author and mum for the past fifteen years. Her books tackle some of the big issues faced by young people today in ways that are heart-breaking, often hilarious, but invariably hopeful.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder and a recipe for banana pancakes. You'll also draw an osprey, solve our birds of prey word puzzle and have fun on a nature scavenger hunt, alongside jokes, facts and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

More information on shipping

We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

We'll happily add a handwritten note to your order. Simply leave your message in the box on the cart page.

This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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You may also like to browse our greeting cards & gift wrap

We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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