Strut to the ocean with Spade...
Spade is a crow who grew up in a very snobbish neighborhood. Every crow in Spade's murder (that's Crow for 'flock') is convinced that crows are the smartest, bravest, and best creatures in all of God's creation. They're so convinced that they're better than other animals that when Spade suggests that other species might have talents of their own, he is banished from the murder forever.
As Spade wanders alone, he comes across a seagull walking along a road and just can't figure out why the seagull isn't flying. Spade is a curious crow, so he decides to follow the seagull. With help from a ragtag band of fellow travelers, Spade finally discovers why and where his seagull friend is walking. Come along as Spade Struts to the Ocean on a journey that tests his endurance, intelligence, and loyalty. On the way, Spade may learn some surprising things about the glory inside all of God's creatures.
©2011 J. B. Poet (P)2011 Tate Publishing