Rated of 5
by Lauran L. (Orange, CA) Mitakuye oyasin
The book ends with a Lakota prayer that means "I will live with all my relations" including the ones that fly, the creepy crawlies, our 2 and 4 legged friends, the ones that swim, the earth that we live on. This sums up the theme of "An Eagle named Freedom" well. This book will appeal to anyone who loves human/animal stories, such as "Wesley the Owl", "The Good Good Pig", "Homer's Odyssey", etc.
The book was very heartwarming, enjoyable, an easy read and I'm glad I read it. But it was a little light so not top on my list of books in this genre. I would've preferred better writing, more animal fact & lore and more of the animal/animal/human relationship. It seemed to gloss over all.
But I do want to research volunteering at a Wildlife Sanctuary in my area (if there is one) and for that reason I think the author would say the book is a huge success.
Rated of 5
by Karen J. (Bremerton, WA) Not Wesley but inspirational
Fans of Wesley The Owl may be a bit disappointed in this book as I was - at first. In Wesley I got an inside look into his mind and emotions, felt a connection with his quirky personality and character and so was looking for a similar experience with Freedom. However, unlike Wesley who became more than an owl to me, I never forgot Freedom was an eagle. That said, this is a very warm and engaging story. The story lies in the relationship the author has with Freedom, the spiritual connection he feels toward Freedom and the support it provides him as he discovers he has cancer, goes through an exhausting and debilitating treatment program and is eventually cured. Although this book was not what I expected, it was definitely an inspirational and rewarding read.
Rated of 5
by Jeanne M. (Vancouver, WA) Shared Recovery
For anyone who has seen an eagle soar, the unfolding of the friendship of this elegant bird with the author is thrilling. For anyone who hasn't had the joy of seeing the mature bald eagle with its crown of white, this is a touching introduction.
The story of Freedom's recovery from injuries and the development of a friendship with the author is a thrilling story. The role of Freedom in the recovery of the author's cancer is remarkable and moving.
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