Paulie the piping plover has always had a fear of flying, and this makes all the other plovers tease him. One day, he runs away from home. On his journey he meets two friends who also fear their natural habitats. Then comes a storm that changes everything. Will Paulie learn how to conquer his fear of flying to help others and help himself? Paulie the Piping Plover's Merry Misfits takes the early reader on an exciting journey that celebrates differences and courage.