Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – OSCAR THE OSPREY: The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights by Ed Polansky AND 9 SHORT STORIES by Thomas Willison
This children’s book begins with the newly hatched Oscar the baby Osprey and his difficulty relating to his parents, peers, and surroundings because of his unusual handicap. He not only suffers humiliation as a result of his handicap but also faces serious limitations to his normal development and ultimately his ability to survive in the wild with dangerous animals and the unfamiliar bitter cold of winter. The book tells readers how Oscar compensates and for his handicap.
A boxer on a street corner, hole, Confederate soldiers skidoo from Gettysburg, a chess prodigy from Mars, a masked man with a bull whip and a broken heart, are all featured in this fast-moving book of short stories.