Flying Up the Mountain: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Flying Up the Mountain: A Novel (Hardcover)

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The companion to Crossing the Stream is a moving story of friendship and a timely reminder of our duty to nature.


Ato and his friends Dzifa and Leslie have been selected to visit Nnoma, the bird sanctuary that Ato’s father helped build before he died. Ato is convinced that his father hid something valuable on the island, meant only for him. When the trio arrives at Nnoma with other children from across West Africa, they are split into teams and given missions to help broaden their knowledge of nature. The winners will become Asafo—ambassadors of Nnoma and defenders of the Earth. But then the adults running Nnoma start behaving erratically and Ato suspects foul play. When the trio uncovers a sinister plot to exploit the sanctuary, Ato and his friends must work together to protect it—and his father’s legacy.


Kirkus praised Crossing the Stream as “a powerful coming-of-age story of self-discovery” in their starred review. Now, Flying Up the Mountain calls upon each of us to do our part in safeguarding our planet.



Elizabeth-Irene Baitie is a Ghanaian children’s book author. She has received the Children’s Africana Book Award Honor, the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature, and the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa. She lives in Accra with her family.

Product Details ISBN: 9781324052678
ISBN-10: 1324052678
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English