AL, a janitor, and Eddie, his sidekick pup live in a single room apartment on the West Side. They do everything together, but what is the problem? Their apartment is way too small and crowded. A mysterious bird offers them a new life in an island in the sky, but what they come to find out is that somethings are too good to be true. This story truly takes the readers on an adventure that keeps your attention the entire time. I would read this to my students and then have them write about "What their paradise would look like and include." I love how this gives students the chance to really use their imagination and write a story that comes to life.
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