|Flying Blind (2003) [Novel]|
by Anna Myers
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(From the publisher):
Ben Riley is growing restless. He loves his adopted father, Professor, but he doesn’t want to sell the "magic" herbal elixir they promote in their traveling medicine show forever. He wants to study and practice real medicine - but how can he if it means leaving his father?
Murphy, the pet macaw Professor has raised since before Ben was born knows what Ben must do. A self-proclaimed "seer," Murphy receives a powerful message that he, Ben, and Professor must journey to Florida.
Once they arrive in the Everglades, Murphy begins to realize the danger that awaits them there. Tens of thousands of egrets are being killed for their beautiful feathers, which adorn the hats of all the most fasionable women. Ben and Murphy know the killing must be stopped, but the lines between right and wrong become seriously blurred when Ben takes under his wing two orpahns who rely on the feathering to stay alive.
Original title: Flying Blind
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Taking A Stand
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Animals→ Zoos And Wild Animals