Miri held the handlebar tightly, ran forward, and the hang glider began to soar.
"Wow...I'm flying!" squealed Miri. "See you later!"
The hang glider rose higher and higher, above the rooftops and even above the tippy tops of the trees. The houses and roads below her looked so tiny. Miri closed her eyes and enjoyed the amazing feeling of flying. When she opened them, she found herself very far from her home and backyard. Fields and orchards were spread out below her. She also spotted a herd of cows grazing in a meadow. They looked more like toys than real animals...
Miri is a girl who loves adventure.
In A Time to Soar she takes her young readers on the wings of her imaginary hang glider, to beautiful, far-off places where she meets creatures who are cute, friendly, and even a little human.
There, in the depths of the forest, the young reader will discover his or her own feelings, thoughts, and imagination, echoed by the charming characters of this story. This is an enjoyable tale that teaches children the value of listening, offering encouragement, making a place in their hearts for the feelings of others, and other tools for good interpersonal communication.
So children, let's go!
Pick your favorite color hang glider and come join this fascinating journey. Miri is waiting for you...
By Esti Hess