Alexandra Crane is terrible at following her family in their flying Vee. She can't help it that the world is so full of interesting and distracting sights! When it's time for the Cranes to migrate to Israel's Hula Valley for the winter, Alexandra is excited but her family is worried. Will Alexandra stay with the group? And might Alexandra discover that a bad follower can make a great leader?
"For a crane, Alexandra is quite the character: smart, intuitive, observant, brave, and charming. This delightful bird and unusual mentor teaches young readers that Israel is a paradise to migrating birds of many types. Over 500 million birds fly over the country twice a year, landing in the Hula Valley to rest and prepare for flight to their summer and winter homes. The way is long; the dangers are real. Staying together and flying in formation makes these arduous journeys possible, and Alexandra makes learning about them fun and memorable...." Jewish Book Council
The text uses gentle humor as it describes the flock’s preparatory preening. During the trip, family members continue to express concerns over Alexandra’s adventurous nature, and her intelligence and curiosity continue to help the flock....graceful text and exquisite artwork combine to create an appealing book." Kirkus Review