Fly High, Fly Low: Don Freeman

Fly High, Fly Low

Author/Illustrator: Don Freeman
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Year: 1957
Brief Summary: A pigeon and his mate decides to build their nest in the perfect spot — inside the letter B of a sign on top of a building in San Francisco.  When it gets moved, the pigeon flies high and low to find his family.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss the setting.  What are some landmarks that you see in this city?
  • Why did Sid want to build inside the letter B?
  • Give children a piece of paper with a big letter B on it.  Have them place Sid and Midge’s nest somewhere inside the letter.  Count out and paste on two eggs.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. N/A

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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