Pablo And Birdy

Pablo And Birdy

Synopsis

A Parent’s Choice Award Gold Member Winner

A boy who drifted into the seaside town of Isla as a baby searches for answers about where he and his parrot came from in this “memorable, fantastical tale” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee.

The seaside town of Isla has many stories, the most notable being the legend of the Seafaring Parrot. Locals claim that the Seafarer remembers every sound, every whisper, cry, laugh, or snort ever uttered. But, though there have been rumored Seafarer sightings, no one has actually seen the bird before. Other stories surround a boy named Pablo, who had washed up on shore in a blow-up swimming pool as an infant with only a lavender parrot as a companion. Now, on the eve of his tenth birthday, the stories are repeated.

“At first I thought it was a huge fish,” Emmanuel, the man who found and took Pablo in, says. Pierre, the baker’s guess was a good one: Perhaps Pablo has come from an undiscovered country, one unknown to the rest of the world. Maybe the inhabitants there lived in tree houses, or underground. Or maybe he’s a pirate baby. But Pablo wants the truth, and the only one who might know it is Birdy, his parrot. After all, she was there, holding onto the raft. But unlike most birds who live in Isla, Birdy can neither talk or fly. Or, at least, she never has. Until…one day, when strong winds begin to blow—winds similar to the ones that brought Pablo to shore—Birdy begins to mutter. Could Birdy be a Seafaring parrot? If she is, then she will be able to tell Pablo the true story of where he came from—of who tied him so lovingly and safely to that raft? But, if she is, that also means the second part of the Seafarer myth is true…that Seafaring Parrots will, eventually, fly away.

As Pablo is buzzing with questions, hopes, and fears, an old saying echoes in his mind: winds of change mean fortune lost or fortune gained. And while the winds rise in Isla, Pablo holds tight to Birdy. Would losing his companion, his dearest link to his past, be that loss?

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Chapters

  • PabloAndBirdy 01 Title
    Duration: 27s
  • PabloAndBirdy 02 Dedication
    Duration: 08s
  • PabloAndBirdy 03 Ch1
    Duration: 07min
  • PabloAndBirdy 04 Ch2
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 05 Ch3
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 06 Ch4
    Duration: 08min
  • PabloAndBirdy 07 Ch5
    Duration: 09min
  • PabloAndBirdy 08 Ch6
    Duration: 06min
  • PabloAndBirdy 09 Ch7
    Duration: 09min
  • PabloAndBirdy 10 Ch8
    Duration: 03min
  • PabloAndBirdy 11 Ch9
    Duration: 06min
  • PabloAndBirdy 12 Ch10
    Duration: 06min
  • PabloAndBirdy 13 Ch11
    Duration: 02min
  • PabloAndBirdy 14 Ch12
    Duration: 12min
  • PabloAndBirdy 15 Ch13
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 16 Ch14
    Duration: 03min
  • PabloAndBirdy 17 Ch15
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 18 Ch16
    Duration: 03min
  • PabloAndBirdy 19 Ch17
    Duration: 06min
  • PabloAndBirdy 20 Ch18
    Duration: 08min
  • PabloAndBirdy 21 Ch19
    Duration: 08min
  • PabloAndBirdy 22 Ch20
    Duration: 09min
  • PabloAndBirdy 23 Ch21
    Duration: 03min
  • PabloAndBirdy 24 Ch22
    Duration: 08min
  • PabloAndBirdy 25 Ch23
    Duration: 02min
  • PabloAndBirdy 26 Ch24
    Duration: 09min
  • PabloAndBirdy 27 Ch25
    Duration: 06min
  • PabloAndBirdy 28 Ch26
    Duration: 13min
  • PabloAndBirdy 29 Ch27
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 30 Ch28
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 31 Ch29
    Duration: 10min
  • PabloAndBirdy 32 Ch30
    Duration: 01min
  • PabloAndBirdy 33 Ch31
    Duration: 02min
  • PabloAndBirdy 34 Ch32
    Duration: 09min
  • PabloAndBirdy 35 Ch33
    Duration: 04min
  • PabloAndBirdy 36 Ch34
    Duration: 17min
  • PabloAndBirdy 37 Ch35
    Duration: 01min
  • PabloAndBirdy 38 Ch36
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 39 Ch37
    Duration: 05min
  • PabloAndBirdy 40 Ch38
    Duration: 10min
  • PabloAndBirdy 41 Acknowledgements
    Duration: 02min
  • PabloAndBirdy 42 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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