Learning to Fly

by Sandra Atkins

Genres: Children & Young Adult

ISBN: 9781620208014

56 pages

Price: $8.99

Learning to Fly is the heart-warming story of a boy coming-of age. It is the story of mistakes made and lessons learned. On becoming a teenager, Sam feels that he is now old enough and wise enough to exert his authority over his sister, Cassie. When he attempts to teach Cassie a lesson, the result is a disaster.

In the process of learning to fly Sam learns that his actions have consequences, some good and some not so good. They could even lead to someone’s death. Cassie learns that sometimes you need help to fly. In the end, an owl teaches them both that when you fly high you must be careful. When something goes wrong in life, you might have a long way to fall.


Sandra Atkins lives in the small, Southern town of Campobello, SC. She was born and ‘raised’ amidst an unusual mixture of strict, Baptist religion and regional superstition. A mild-mannered postal worker by day, she travels to countless lands in her free time, some real, but mostly located between the covers of a book. She loves wearing hats and often proclaims, “I’m Southern, I wear my oddities like a hat.” She and her pets enjoy listening to classical music, spending time with family and friends, and watching fictional crime series on tv.