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Cover: All Eyes on Alexandra

“The Crane family wonders what to do with Alexandra Crane. She doesn’t follow in formation. She doesn’t march correctly. Instead, she likes to explore and flirt with danger. Saba Crane goes along with her and begins to understand Alexandra’s strengths. He sees that she correctly senses climate, winds, and threats. As the flock begins the winter’s migratory journey to Israel, Saba recommends that Alexandra take a turn at leading them. She may not follow, but she can certainly lead. She guides the family to many points in Israel before landing in the Hula Valley. This beautifully illustrated and well-paced picture book has so many wonderful layers. On one level, it is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit in. On another level, it is the story of migratory birds. On yet a third level, it is the story of geography. The text and illustrations provide every indication of this book becoming a young reader’s favorite that can be read over and over again.”—Association of Jewish Libraries

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All Eyes on Alexandra
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  • New! Fall 2020
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