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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Children's Lit Reviewed by Moira Shepard

Wings - The Journey Home
by Elizabeth & William Hicks
Book Web site:
Fiction: Children's
ISBN: 9780615420714

Reviewer: Moira Shepard, Author of "Another Day, Another Miracle"Originally published on
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Title of Review: Unexpectedly touching and inspiring, June 25, 2011

I found "Wings" to be a well-written novelette that will be easy for
youngsters and young adults to read and understand. The authors draw
you in with touches of suspense, warmth and humor that keep you
turning the pages. Once I started reading, I didn't stop until it was

Some of the "lesson" portions of the story seemed a bit obvious; but
then, I've been studying metaphysics for years. The lessons may be new
to younger readers. Even so, the wisdom of "Wings" is undeniable, and
spoke to my heart. I was surprised to find myself shedding tears at
some of the more moving portions of the story.

This could well become a classic along the lines of "The Little
Prince." I agree with the reviewer who found the writing cinematic -
"Wings" definitely has potential as a story for the screen.

Congratulations on a job well done, Elise and William Hicks!


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