A book that explores the desire to fly, to be recognized, to be a hero, to be loved, to be independent and to experience great adventures. Billy Jo, is a farm boy in Virginia who is changed into a dinosaur bird when, on a dare, he jumps from the roof of the tree-house that he and his friend built high up in a mysterious Sassafras tree. His adventures include: flying, being shot; an escape from a Vet hospital; riding the rails where he meets Hank who becomes his mentor and friend; being captured by White House security resulting in spending the night in the White House and meeting the President; a shipwreck; jungle island searches for Hank; a scrape with savages; abduction by thugs in Belize; the President's help to bring him home from Cuba; his parents stealing him out of Washington to take him home to die; near death, his Pa throwing him off the top of the tree house causing him to become a boy again; plus, a surprise ending that sets the stage for the second book, A Tiger's Tale.
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|Size: ||527 KB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781312832985 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|