25 May 2011

The Books with Wings Challenge

Hello, it's me The Little Sister! (The Mom typed my words for me.) I thought of this week's challenge, here it is:

I want to know how many books you know (from your whole life, even from when you were little, like me) that have wings.

If you wonder what I mean read our comments and have fun... we sure did!
Me, The Mom and The Big Sister made
these Books with Wings aren't they fun?

Please use the following format for your comment: Title of Book, Author, and tell us more about the wings!


  1. Anonymous1:32 AM

    This book has lots and lots of wings!!
    (It is all about FAIRIES!!!)

    The Little People
    Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and other Small Folk
    by Neil Philip

    The wings in this book are FAIRY wings!

  2. My book (a short story) has ANGEL's Wings:

    A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
    A Tale for Children
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    I rich little tale about how people may choose to live with an angel...

  3. Dealing with Dragons
    by Patricia Wrede

    This book has DRAGON's wings (it's a really good story!)

    A Wrinkle in Time
    by Madeleine L'Engle

    They get to ride a Pegasus (a winged horse!)

  4. The Big Year
    A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession
    by Mark Obmascik

    This book has BIRD wings!! Lots of Bird Wings!

  5. Airplane wings 'mid flights of fancy:
    The Little Prince; Night Flight; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine St. Exupery.
    Jonathon Livingston Seagull and Illusions by Richard Bach

  6. Dawn in TC12:21 PM

    WINGS by ED Baker says Anela.
    The Book of Beasts by E. Nesbit says Mom :)
    The Lost Hero...those wings on Festus and... and...

    we like this challenge :), nice going Little Sister!

  7. Many Waters - Madeleine L'Engle. All of the seraphim and nephilim have wings.

  8. Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting - Michael Perry
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I simply love Michael Perry's storytelling. Coop is just another in a series of fabulous work.

    The title sheds light on the reason I picked it for this particular Little Sister challenge... the story delves into the season when Michael & his family take their farming to the next level with a chicken coop & chicks. As you can imagine, it includes both the heart wrenching and hilarious.

    Aside from the literal "wings" on the chickens; I dare say Michael is a winged-wonder of the heart-string-tuggin' kind.

  9. Every book I read when I was The Sisters' ages. Books lifted me from the dust of my hot summers, lifted me from the shadow of my older brother, lifted me above the little sadnesses of a family near poverty, parents too busy bailing water to sail the boat into places that might have delighted me. No, it wasn't so bad, really, but books lifted me above all of this, first letting me escape and later giving me a high place from which to see further, to accept my smallness as harmonious with the bigger world.

  10. As a child, I remember reading the Golden Book, Dumbo the Flying Elephant (and of course, seeing the film by Disney). Sorry to say, the author of the actual story is a mystery to me; unless someone knows who the person was!

    What a magnificent story line about good triumphing derision; literally, flying above the ridicule and being made whole!

  11. Anonymous9:50 PM

    My favorite book with wings, WINGS is Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams. Here's what wikipedia has to say (because I am at an eternal loss for words about this book!)

    The novel fictionalizes Albert Einstein as a young scientist who is troubled by dreams as he works on his theory of relativity in 1905. The book consists of 30 chapters, each exploring one dream about time that Einstein had during this period. The framework of the book consists of a prelude, three interludes, and an epilogue. Einstein's friend, Michele Besso, appears in these sections. Each dream involves a conception of time. Some scenarios may involve exaggerations of true phenomena related to relativity, and some may be entirely fantastical. The book demonstrates the relationship each human being has to time, and thus spiritually affirms Einstein's theory of relativity.

    Thanks Sunny! I loved thinking about this challenge! xo

  12. just finished trickster's choice and trickster's queen, by one of my favorite authors, tamora pierce. i LOVED the crows.

  13. The Friend6:36 PM

    This book has so many wings, thats what the title is!!!

    a novel
    by (sorry I don't remember!!)

    This book has FAIRY wings, along with many other creatures not seen very often:)

  14. One of my favorite books has wings! MAXIMUM RIDE (yay! Love this book!) by James Patterson is about 6 kids ages 6 to 14 who are 98% human and 2% bird because they were experiments in a lab.