As Eagles  -     By: Alison Winfree Pickrell
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Trinka McDaniels is only eleven when her mother takes her to a small house on Pockettown Road and leaves her there because her new boyfriend "don't want no kids." Believing that only family and magic can keep her safe, Trinka creates her own family by naming pieces of furniture, her pillow, and the screen door. Even the kids at school have no idea she lives alone.

Georgia Collins, an elderly widow who never leaves her house, finds herself in a bind when the local grocery store refuses to deliver her groceries anymore. Could the little girl who rescued a kitten in her backyard be the answer to her problem?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 236
Vendor: Oaktara Publishers
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1602901031
ISBN-13: 9781602901032
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 04/30/15.

Author Bio

ALISON WINFREE PICKRELL, also the author of Unto the Least of These, a murder mystery, spent thirty years as a Special Education teacher in Iredell County in rural North Carolina. “I wrote this book in part to show the dignity and worth of those among us, like Junior, who are considered handicapped and therefore less than normal,” Alison says. “But there is a little bit of hero in each one of us.” Look for Den of Lions, coming soon.

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  1. Upstate, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Can't Put It Down
    October 25, 2010
    Rebecca Randee
    Upstate, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    AS EAGLES by Alison Winfree Pickrell is a heartwarming tale of an elderly widow, a neglected eleven-year-old girl, and a handicapped black man, and how their lives intersect when Trinka, the young girl, moves into their area. Each of the characters moves toward faith as exemplified by courage. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a page turner. It was definitely a "can't put it down until it's done" kind of a book.
  2. Upstate SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 18, 2010
    Upstate SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    I agree with Rebecca - this is a most unusual book, unusual in a very good sense. The ending (actually the characters just before the ending) really got me and Junior made me laugh out loud. Trust a 'retarded' person to have lots of common sense. Georgia is a bit of an enigma, but it all fits together. I am glad the author knew what to do with the character of Trinka's mom. Whew!In a reprint I hope the editor gets the lay vs lie mess sorted out. - And the three euphemistic cursing instances can very easily be changed or left out without any damage to the story. This would be five stars but.. the latter concern ruins that.I will get me The Den of Lions and Unto the Least of These. The Last Cordate is too 'spooky' judging by the description.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 21, 2008
    Rebecca Velez
    This book is unlike any I've ever read. Trinka's (and Ms. Pickrell's) imagination is phenomenal. Ms. Pickrell's ability to evoke the reader's senses immediately placed me in my grandmother's orderly home. The symbolism of the Ugly Duckling was apt, and the ending was surprising, not predictable like so many books.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 13, 2008
    The author draws us into an unusual combination of an old woman's faith in the Scriptures, and an abandoned child's faith in her own imagination and resourcefulness. There is something for everyone - action, suspense, a solid moral to be learned, fears to overcome, good versus evil, innocent humor, memories of love, and even garter belt revelations! The book is a quick, creative read and leaves the reader hopeful for the future of the characters.
  5. Wichita, KS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 13, 2008
    Lionel Alford
    Wichita, KS
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    In an astounding and profound coming of age story Trinka McDaniels, Junior, and Mrs. Collins lives are about to come crashing together. Out of the wreckage eagles are born! You can only love Trinka an eleven year old cast away child whose life is filled with fear and her imaginary friends. She lives alone because her mother's new boyfriend "don't want no kids." Trinka does well in school, but she subsists on Trix and Mac and Cheese. Her best friends are the solitary pieces of furniture in her tiny house. She doesn't know anything better and longs only to be seen and not ignored. Mrs. Collins unintentionally banished herself from the world. She won't even go out for the groceries. But when the new owner of the grocery changes the store's delivery policy, she needs someone to buy things for her. Trinka needs the dollar she earns each week from Mrs. Collins--to eat. Trinka's neighbor is an enormous retarded man, Junior. Junior becomes her project. He needs her, and Trinka needs to help. Three people bound together by need and soon bound together in courage. Out of the wreckage eagles are born. A beautiful and well written tale that touches hearts and minds--don't miss it.
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Author/Artist Review

Author: Alison Pickrell
Located in: Statesville NC
Submitted: December 09, 2008

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Before I retired in 2006, I was a special ed teacher for 30 years in Iredell County, a rural county in North Carolina. I loved my years of teaching and many characters and events in my books come from those years. Writing has been my passion since I was a little girl and "wrote books" for myself and my siblings. At age 16 I submitted my first manuscript to a publisher and began what would be three volumes of rejection slips. But I never stopped writing and peserverance has paid off!

    What was your motivation behind this project?  I read a tiny article in our newspaper about a horrific event that took place up north that involved assault on an elderly person. I was so horrified I knew I had to write about it. One of the main characters, Georgia Collins, is based on my own grandmother and the house, as described in the book, is her house as well as I can remember it. The other characters and events are either products of my imagination, students I have known, and even some autobiographical details woven into the story.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I hope readers will gain a renewed sense of how important Love and Courage are in this day in which we live. I believe they are intertwined and both are essential for survival and victory.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  Writing about my beloved grandmother brought me right back into her house--recalling every sight and smell and that made it special. I was also transported back into the world of children who are not always treated as if they were the precious individuals they each are. And, being a special ed teacher, I included a handicapped person who becomes crucial to the story.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Being an avid reader, I am influenced by a mulittude of authors and books. I espec love the writing of C S Lewis, Alexander McCall Smith and Leif Enger (Peace Like a River). I was also influenced by many of my fellow teachers who were strong Christians and taught me to live out my faith in the classroom.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  Reading has opened up vistas of knowledge and passion that, I believe, I would never have gained without good books. I am grateful to all the authors whose works have enriched my life.


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