Fly, Pigeon, Fly

Fly, Pigeon, Fly

Written jointly with John Henderson

Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

When a boy finds a young pigeon, half-starved, in a derelict warehouse in Glasgow, he takes the bird home, looks after him and teaches him to fly. Da says that Percy the pigeon should be set free but the boy wants him to stay for ever . . . 

“A warm and thoughtful story that treats difficult issues with tact and subtlety”  The Guardian

“one of those books you want to press into the hands of passers-by, whatever their age”  The Herald

Julia says ...

John Henderson was one of my adult students when I was writer in residence in Easterhouse, Glasgow, and this story is based on a true event from John’s childhood.