Carrie's Flight

Grandma's Closet

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
28 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2018
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Author Biography

I'm a science teacher as well as a writer. I like to work science concepts into my stories. I've also been taking art classes, now that I'm semi-retired. My first illustrated book is Dinopotamus Goes to School. My friend Francie Mion illustrates most of my books. She's a much better artist than I'll ever be. She's also fun to talk to about story ideas. Bees in Loretta's Bonnet was her idea for a title, even before I had an idea for a plot about bees. Now she's asking for a book about katydids, so I'll work on one this summer. I also think it will be fun to write one about fireflies and she thinks it will be fun to make night drawings.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite

Carrie’s Flight by Lois Wickstrom is a charming book about birds, flying, and love. This is the tale of a young girl, Carrie, who misses her grandmother since she moved to the other side of town. But her grandma left her a treasure which will help them both be together. As Carrie taps into her grandmother’s special magic, she experiences an amazing journey which answers her deepest wish.

I really enjoyed Carrie’s Flight. The connection between Carrie and her grandmother is sweet and endearing, creating its own magic. As well, the tale tickles the imagination, touching on a deep-seated desire for many. After all, few people could deny picturing themselves able to fly when they were a child. I still do in my dreams, though I’m afraid of heights. Carrie’s adventure is not only presented in an interesting and adventurous way, the illustrations enhance the story with charming images. Illustrator Francie Mion creates colourful pictures filled with movement and magic.

As well as entertaining me with Carrie’s Flight, Wickstrom provides a little history to the origins of starlings which I never knew before. This story not only entertains, but educates and encourages environmental responsibility. The information at the end was a wonderful little bonus I wasn’t expecting. I think this is a great book for young minds and parents (or grandparents) alike. I could easily see it becoming a favourite bedtime story and filling a child’s mind with dreams of soaring through the sky on beautiful wings.