A Pigeon in Paris

Petite Takes Flight

When mother pigeon arrives in Paris she knows it's the perfect place to call home--for a while. She makes her nest and lays her eggs and, when her babies hatch, nurtures them until they're strong enough to take flight. But as little Petite watches her brother and sister take off, she determines she is too scared and simply will not fly. With her family's encouragement she finally tries--and falls--and tries again. And learns an important lesson about fear, failure, and inner strength that will carry her throughout her high-flying life.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 610L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111820), PDF (9781668918111), Hosted ebook (9781668918531)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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“In a parable of persistence and tough love, adorable, anthropomorphized pigeons underscore the importance of positivity.”

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Author: Paige Howard

Paige Howard is an actress and writer—and daughter of director Ron Howard. This is her first children’s book. She lives in New York City with her husband and dog.

Illustrator: Joanie Stone

Joanie Stone was born and raised in Virginia, where she still lives today with her husband and young daughter. She hopes her images will inspire kids to pick up a pencil and create their own worlds through stories and art.

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