Bird Boy by Catherine Bruton shared by book fairies in Regent's Park

Bird Boy by Catherine Bruton is shared in places of nature around the UK

“Mum had told him so many stories about birds.”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of Bird Boy by Catherine Bruton in places of nature all around the UK today!

Who will be lucky enough to be a book spotter?

About the book:

From the multi-award-winning author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria, comes a story of migration, conservation, healing and hope as a grieving boy forms an unbreakable bond with an injured bird.

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…

Get your hands on a copy!

If you’d love to read this book, you can find it in all good book shops right NOW! If you prefer to order books online, you can click here to order Bird Boy from, a site which supports independent book shops up and down the UK.

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