Abela the parrot loves living in her native Brazil, but when her family moves to New York, Abela finds herself in an unfamiliar place and very homesick. One day, Abela escapes out of an open window and embarks on a city-wide quest to find her beloved guava fruit. Yet, what she truly discovers are the wonders of her new home and a deep appreciation of her loving family and her many new friends.
This book contains colorful illustrations and several Portuguese words scattered throughout, which will familiarize readers with another language. A portion of all proceeds go to the Wild Bird Fund, which helps injured and abandoned birds in the New York area.
Illustrated by Meg Petrillo