The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7R5.516491
Published in 20 countries, sold over 1 million copies, and the subject of a feature film, THE STORY OF A SEAGULL AND THE CAT WHO TAUGHT HER TO FLY has finally come to the U.S.!

It's migration time and as a mother gull dives into the water to catch a herring she's caught in an oil slick! Thinking of the egg she is about to lay she manages to extract herself and fly to the nearest port.
Exhausted, she lands on a balcony where Zorba the cat is sunning himself. Zorba wants to get help, but the gull knows it's too late and she extracts three promises from him: 1) That he won't eat the egg, 2) that he'll take care of the chick until it hatches, and 3) that he'll teach it to fly.
Well the first two are hard enough, but the third one is surely impossible. Isn't it?
Paperback, 128 pages
Published on August 1, 2006 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0439401879
ISBN-13: 9780439401876
1 Book Review
  • zarkinpants
    zarkinpants7 days44 stars
    There's a seagull! It just flew through Zorba's window. That's strange. Why is it covered in oil??????????? The seagull, whose name is Kengah, lays an egg. Then she dies. But before that, she tells Zorba, who is a cat, to look after the egg, and when the chick hatches, to teach it to fly. And Zorba agrees. Soon, he has told his cat friends, Einstein, Colonel, and Secretario. But no matter how many times Einstein consults the encyclopedia, the cats cannot figure out how to teach Lucky to fly. And she is losing hope! How will they do it? The book was easy to read and not very long. I also liked the illustrations except for the ones on pages 33 and 113, which were VERY weird. And it was very interesting to read and good.