Charlie Sparrow And The Secret Of Flight – Book Review & Giveaway

Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight

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Charlie Sparrow and The Secret of Flight – Review

Have you ever met a bird who didn’t know he could fly?

Can you envision a whole town filled with birds who believe they have arms, not wings!

Imagine what life in Tree City – the place they call home – must be like!

In Charlie Sparrow and The Secret of Flight, David Anderson has created a delightful world that you and your children will want to visit again and again!

In this book, you’ll meet Charlie Sparrow – a young bird who lives with his family in Tree City. Since none of the birds in Tree Town fly, they build staircases to get around. Charlie comes from a long line of staircase repairmen.

When the story opens, Charlie’s father is bursting with excitement as he takes Charlie on his first repair job. But, his excitement is short-lived when Charlie plummets 50 feet from the tree! Since neither Charlie nor his parents can fly, Charlie’s parents now fear for Charlie’s safety, and do all they can to protect him from further accidents – as any good parents would.

For Charlie, however, the fall awakens a “stirring” in him – particularly when he notices that he can slow down his fall by spreading his “arms”. He realizes there is something different about him – and he is intent on discovering what it is!

Charlie’s desire to follow his dreams – even in the face of adversity – and to be accepted for who he is – will inspire young and old alike. Although the author calls this “an illustrated book for kids 6 to 9”, I believe it will delight audiences from 6 to 90!

About David Anderson

David Anderson is an independent author who wrote Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight for the fun of it. He also illustrated and published the book – proof, he says, that he can actually finish something!

David has a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and lives in Ottawa with his wife. This is his first book.

For More Information:

  • Visit the Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight website.
  • Visit Amazon.

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Charlie Sparrow and the Secret Of Flight Giveaway – Two Winners

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, Create With Joy is participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop and would like to offer copies of Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight to TWO lucky readers!

The prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1 Winner (US/Canada) will receive a Paperback copy of Charlie Sparrow.
  • 1 Winner (International) will receive an E-Book copy of Charlie Sparrow.

To Enter This Giveaway:

1. Required Entry: Follow Create With Joy by one or more methods and let me know how – you’ll receive an entry for each verifiable entry! In your comment, be sure to include your COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE and leave your E-Mail Address so that I can contact you if you win!

2. Bonus Entry(s): Share this giveaway on your blog and/or favorite social media platforms. Receive 1 bonus entry with each verifiable link you submit! Share buttons are included at the end of the post for your convenience!

Please spread the word on Twitter – you can tweet three times a day and receive 1 entry per verified tweet!

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Additonal Information

This giveaway closes on Saturday, May 19, 2013 at Midnight EST. The winners will be chosen using a random number generator. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If the winning entry does not comply with all conditions set forth in the entry, another entry will be drawn. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. The author is responsible for prize fulfillment.

This giveaway is open to all Create With Joy readers, ages 18 and over. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. All decisions by Create With Joy are final. By submitting an entry, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Mary Preston says:


    we would love to read “Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight” thank you.


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  10. Deb Marshall says:

    Hey! I am in Canada and follow via email.

    Way to go on finishing something to Dave, lol! Glad Charlie’s story is out there. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Did you get a new banner? Either way, I love it! 🙂
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    Sounds like a fabulous book. One I am sure my granddaughter and I would enjoy together.

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    Enjoyed your review

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    Ok, I follow you by email, G+, Twitter, Pinterest, FB, and Goodreads. I live in CANADA and my email is renee (at) motherdaughterbookreviews (dot) com. thanks for the great giveaway and for joining us in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. I’ve also tweeted.

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    What a lovely book, thanks for a great review and bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop


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