Not only birds have wings in autistic author Catherine Bodega’s immersive telling of redemption in the communion of saints as a church comes together to reunite three refugee girls with their parents. Fly with Daisy, a bird-loving nine-year-old autistic Orthodox Christian, into reality filled with saints, angels, friends, and possibilities, steered by her autistic experience, bravery, and faith.
About the Book
Three girls in a nest.
Two girls with “inside eyes.”
One chance to get them home.
When Daisy–Bird Girl–opens her eyes, she sees the world filled with saints and angels and feelings too big to sort inside her own head. Her friends–both birds and humans–help her stay calm and safe. That is, until Daisy discovers a hidden nest of refugee girls in a secret room at church. When everyone’s safety is threatened by two men whose presence makes the angels flash with fire, Daisy will need all of her friends and her autism to help her new friends reunite with their family.
What Readers Are Saying
“I was blessed to be able to live in a world through Daisy’s eyes, if not to fully understand it but to get a glimpse. The imagery in the story is worth revelling in, reading and rereading. A wonderful addition to any family, school, and church library.” –Phoebe Farag Mikhail, Author of Putting Joy Into Practice
“The story centers Daisy’s perceptions, her experiences, her way of interacting with the world. An autistic child reading the story will have the opportunity, perhaps for the first time, to identify with a character who is kind and strong and sometimes utterly overwhelmed by the intensity of her senses and of her emotions.” –Charlotte Riggle, Author of Catherine’s Pascha and The St. Nicholas Day Snow
“Daisy’s story is not just a children’s book, or a book for parents with autistic children. The way Daisy shares her world with the reader is a great insight to any educator or Sunday School volunteer or church member that wants to help the church be more inclusive. As a practicing Orthodox Christian, a mother and an educator, I highly recommend this book.” –Cornelia Oprea, reviewer
Publisher: Park End Books
On Sale: December 4, 2020 (Feast of St. Barbara)
Trim Size: 5″x7″
Category 1: Juvenile Fiction/Disabilities & Special Needs
Category 2: Juvenile Fiction/Social Themes/Religion & Faith
Category 3: Juvenile Fiction/Social Themes/Emigration & Immigration
AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD DECEMBER 4, 2020.