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Riding with the Wind By Betsy Hays
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Riding with the Wind is a rollicking eco-adventure for middle grade readers, the story of an unlikely friendship between Chester, a timid squirrel, and Gabby, a plucky chipmunk. Both animals share a... More > burning desire to escape their increasingly difficult city lives, where global warming and crowding threaten their very existence. As soon as Chester and Gabby head off together, they fall into a towering waterfall and nearly drown. Fate steps in as Fire Crown, king of the crows, and Omani, a mythic spirit that dwells in the huge falls that once powered the now struggling city, rescue them. Transported by the brave son of Fire Crown, a gigantic crow named Jet-Glider, the unlikely adventurers set out in search of greener pastures. Their journey spans four seasons and takes them to far-flung and wild places in the most densely populated state in the country. Along the way, they experience fantastic creatures and constant dangers as well as the richness of the area’s history and its fragile ecology.< Less