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Sky Hawk

Info from the publisher

Gill Lewis, Sky Hawk

Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780192756244

When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is late and dark, and snow lies in the mountain gullies. Worried for Iona's safety, Callum follows to find her shivering with cold but refusing to leave. She is guarding a secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch. So they make a deal. Iona shares the secret and in return Callum allows her back onto the farm.

They form a deep bond of friendship and make a promise to keep their secret safe. It is a promise that will change Callum's world forever . . .

She turned her head, and fixed me with her brilliant yellow eyes. She looked right into me. And suddenly I knew then, in that one moment, I was as much part of her world as she was of mine.

Soar above the clouds in this enthralling tale of friendship, loyalty, and hope.

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This book was very good and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I would change about this book is that it kind of drags out a little. But mainly it was a very good read and I enjoyed it.

 

Catherine , Sacred Heart College, Omagh  7 out of 10

 

This book was amazing. I loved every bit of it,especially the description of the magnificent osprey. I was speechless when Iona died and I felt like I was in the story, tracking the bird and meeting all the characters. Definitely deserves 10/10.

 

Erin, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  10 out of 10

 

I enjoyed this book but it seemed very fast. I thought that the story was told too quickly.

 

Ben, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  7 out of 10

 

Great read 10/10 one of the best books i have ever read outstanding !

 

Adam, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10

 

I thought this book got boring at some stages and at the end of the book i got a bit sad because the hawk almost died.

 

Ewan, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  6 out of 10

 

A really dramatic read! My favourite part was the bit where Iona dies, although it made me cry a lot!!! A recommended read for lovers of the animal kingdom, and overall the best book I have read this week.

 

Katie, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  8 out of 10

 

I loved this book. The characters were really well thought out and the story line was amazing. It was both sad and happy in parts and it was really well written

 

charley, Belfast Royal Academy  10 out of 10

 

I loved this book! it was very moving and made me cry at one piont. i would give it 10 out 0f 10

 

Victoria , Belfast Royal Academy  10 out of 10

 

I really liked this book, it was very interesting and sad at times.

 

Daniel, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10

 

A great book with an amazing story a lot of sad bits which make the book amazing because you want to know what happens. I couldnt stop reading it

 

Adam , Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10

 

A very good book and quite sad at times.

 

Glen, Portora Royal School  9 out of 10

 

I couldn't really get into the book at the beginning but once I read a few chapters it seemed to get better. Once I had read most of the book I couldn't wait to find out what happened at the end. It was an entertaining book.

 

Ciara, Assumption Grammar School  7 out of 10

 

I thought this book was really good and well written. It was sad at times but it is a great book and I enjoyed it.

 

John, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  9 out of 10

 

This was a sad but was really good and i liked it.

 

Sunny, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  9 out of 10

 

I wasn't that interested in Sky Hawk. I nearly put it down. I got a bit bored halfway through. It just wasn't a book that I really like reading. I can see how some people can like it. It just wasn't my cup of tea

 

Bláthnaid, Assumption Grammar School  5 out of 10

 

An outstanding read! It captivated me from the first page and I couldn't put it down. I found it extremely interesting and it highlights some very important facts about endangered animals. I thought the way Gill Lewis captured Callum and Iona's friendship was brilliant and I can't wait to read more of her books.

 

Rachael , Assumption Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

I loved this book, it was so interesting. I would love to read this again, I couldn't put it down.

 

Nikki, Lisneal College  10 out of 10

 

I think this is a very good book . I really enjoyed this book to tell you the truth I did not want to leave the book down it was that good . I just wanted to keep on reading and find out what was going to happen next.

 

Emma, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  9 out of 10

 

A very good book

 

Ryan, Portora Royal School  8 out of 10

 

A great book about nature and I hope to read more from Gill Lewis.

 

Connor, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  6 out of 10

 

I really like this book. It is a very good book that I and everyone will enjoy.

 

Ralf, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10

 

This is a really good book. It is really good at not giving anything away and is extremely engaging. I really enjoyed this book.

 

Sam, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10

 

An outstanding book with a thrilling story. I absolutely loved this story, best book I have ever read. Really worth reading.

 

John Joe , St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I really enjoyed this book even though it was a bit confusing at times. I really wanted to keep reading it because I wanted to see if anyone apart from Iona found out the secret about Sky Hawk. The saddest part of the story for me was when Iona got the flu!

 

Aoife, St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

I thought Sky Hawk was an excellent book, I loved the adventurous theme. When Iona got sick I had to read on I just couldn’t stop.

 

Jessica, St Patrick's High School, Keady  9 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk is a good but sad book. It’s sad when Callum finds out about Iona. It made me realise I can trust my friends who ever they are.

 

Emma , St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I thought this was an emotional and sad but good book. I loved the adventurous feel to it. I really liked the characters and their personalities. I thought this was a very good book.

 

Lauren, St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

I thought this book was a bit confusing but I liked it. It made me want to keep reading because I really wanted to find out what the secret on the farm was and I am surprised that Callum didn’t know what exactly it was.

 

Niamh, St Patrick's High School, Keady  7 out of 10

 

This book was quite adventurous. The way Gill Lewis described characters and emotions was so expressive and creative. I really enjoyed this book as it was so enchanting and eye opening. Whenever Iona died I thought how is the book going to go on, but it did! This book would probably be ideal for nature lovers. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to friends.

 

Clodagh, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  9 out of 10

 

Sky hawk is a great book it is one of the best books I have ever read .It opened my eyes it felt like I was one of characters in the book .It made me cry and it made me laugh.This book told me that I can trust a friend even if he/she was an enemy like Iona.The best moment of the book was when Callum and Iona saved Iris the Orbrey and helped her fly away.The saddest moment was when Callum found out Iona was dead by catching a flu.

 

Rohith, Other School  10 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk is a great and the best book I have ever read.I know that you will enjoy the book too.The best part of the book was when Iona and Callum met the bird called the Ospray.And when the lady Ospray went away.We thought she would not come back but she did come back.It made me really happy.The sadest moment was when Iona got the flu and died.It made me cry.

 

Elwin, Other School  10 out of 10

 

I read this book as well as 2 other Jill Lewis book. ( White Dolphin and Moon Bear) It is my favourite book as it is very interesting. It should definetely win!

 

Emily, Hunter House  10 out of 10

 

This book is very engaging with the reader, I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the story and I loved the ending.

 

Joel, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10

 

I really loved Sky Hawk I thought it was very emotional in the middle but overall a very good book I would recommend it to girls and boys aged12~15.

 

Sean, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

This was a really good book it is my favourite book so far. This is a book you have to read it is unreal.

 

fionntan , St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

Amazing!!!!!!!!!
There are no other words to describe this book. An enjoyable read for people of all ages.

 

Rebecca D, Wellington College  10 out of 10

 

I loved Sky Hawk, it was very moving. I LOVED Callum and Iona. I felt like I lost a friend when she died and Iris is so cool!

 

Cara, Belfast Royal Academy  9 out of 10

 

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!! Full of emotion and friendship, a book thats words jump off the page at you and is irresistable to put down.

 

Eva , Belfast Royal Academy  10 out of 10

 

this was a truly inspiring read as it had friendship, action, love and sadness. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read. MUST READ!!!!!

 

Jamie, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10

 

It was a very advensurous book and I realy liked it and I would recomened people reading it because it would trigger your imagination.

 

Alex, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  9 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk was a really good book because it had a nice story to it. I felt really sad though when Iona died because she was a really good friend to Callum and when i read this part of the book i thought 'WHAT' because Callum felt that Iona was a true friend too. But the part when Iris' signal didn't move for 3 days and Callum contacted a nearby village where Jeneba lived brought the story back and made it really good.

 

Joseph, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10

 

What a wonderful story Gill Lewis has weaved.
I particularly like animal stories that tell of struggle and survival and this novel does just this. I am confident is recommending this book for boys and girls to enjoy with a flow of story, characters you can identify with and a believable plot

 

Mrs, Hunter House  10 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk was a really great book.I liked it because it was full of mixed emotions . I like the descriptions about nature but thought that the best part although also the saddest part in the book was when the Iona died, I thought that the author described the Callum's feelings very well.I would recomend this book to people who like adventures. I really enjoyed it.

 

Louisa, Assumption Grammar School  8 out of 10

 

I didn't particularly like this book as it didn't really stick in my head. However, I still would encourage you to read it, because you might like it.

 

Tyler,  4 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk...was difficult to describe. By that, I mean that it tried to hard to be adventure-y, but it didn't really disguise the fact that this was a nature novel. It was strong with plot and had a good storyline, but I don't think it was pulled off that well.

 

Kai, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  6 out of 10

 

I really enjoyed reading this as soon as I picked it up, I could not put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone. It was so dramatic with Iona I was wondering how the book could go on, but it did. I loved the ending I felt like I was there beside Callum.

 

Clare, Carrickfergus Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk is just breathtaking. I love how it just made me read on. I also am now more interested in Ospreys. I liked it when they raised money for Jeneba Kah. In return she looked after Iris. I would recommend this book to all animal lovers.

 

Katie, Culleybackey College  9 out of 10

 

I read the first 2 or 3 chapters and got kind of bored so not my type of thing. Would recommend this to nature lovers and people who are kind but I like adventures.

 

Liam , Wellington College  4 out of 10

 

I thought Sky Hawk was an excellent book, a very adventurous and enjoyable story. I think boys and girls around my age would enjoy this book would really recommend it.

 

Sheá , St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I think is book is very good. It is sad in the middle when the girl dies but, at the end it is very good because their hawk comes back.

 

Niamh, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I think this book is very good. There is a bit of sadness but it has a touching finish.

 

Winnie, St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

I think that Sky Hawk has a very good story to it. It was sad but it is still is a very gripping book, it is very touching, but very exciting! The first minute I started reading it, I couldn’t stop!

 

Caitlin, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I think that the book was very enjoyable and that it is a good story. I thought it was great, I really liked this book.

 

Eimear, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

This is an incredibly exciting book, a little bit of sadness but a lot of nice things too!

 

Beth, Lisneal College  10 out of 10

 

I thought this book was really good. It was amazing, it really touches your heart and it is so emotional. It was very sad when Iona passed away but I'm very glad that the osprey found it's way back home. When I started reading it I couldn't put it down!

 

Abbie, Lisneal College  10 out of 10

 

3 words sum this book up perfect for everyone

 

Toby, Bangor Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

I loved it. It's one of my favourite books that I have ever read. I hope to read more books by Gill Lewis .

 

Aleksandra, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  10 out of 10

 

The book was exciting and sad at the same time. The middle was very sad. Every time I started a page I wanted to read the next page. I would strongly reccomend this book to everyone.

 

Dominic, Portora Royal School  9 out of 10

 

This novel lacked excitement for the vast majority of the book. It had a very sad and touching middle but afterwards it could have been a bit more eventful as nothing really happened. The only part we enjoyed was the ending as it was quite unexpected. Overall we wouldn't recommend this book to people who enjoy thrills like we do, however we would recommend it to the younger audience and animal lovers.

 

Ailsa, Jessica and Lauren , Victoria College, Belfast  4 out of 10

 

This was really sad and played with your feelings but I'm happy that the osprey found a girl and found its way back to Scotland. I'm sad that the girl died but that was the only thing. Loved it though in the end and suggest it to anyone. Easy to read and short chapters.

 

Olivia, Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10

 

Really good book. Very sad parts in it and very touching.

 

Jonathon, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  9 out of 10

 

This book was easy to read and full of love and friendship. I highly recommend this book to any age of reader and whatever kind of book you enjoy I think you will enjoy this one ( especially if you like learning about wildlife!) This book is Brilliant and shows us how important wildlife is and the dangers that it faces.

 

Bethan, Culleybackey College  10 out of 10

 

This book was easy to read and was a little sad and truthful. It was difficult to put down so I finished it in no time

 

Derren, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10

 

This was a fantastic book.I actually shed a tear or to while reading this book but also I laughed quite a bit which made it great because there was abut of both

 

Curtis, Bangor Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

Amazing book you never know what emotion the book will take you to one minute your crying next minute your laughing epically breathtaking.

 

Connall, Bangor Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

There are lots of different characters and I really loved the story line. This story shows real friendship and true love. It's a magical story.

 

Naomi, Wellington College  10 out of 10

 

I really enjoyed this book it showed true friendship,love and loss with the most amazing ending.A story to make you feel inspired.

 

Louise, Culleybackey College  10 out of 10

 

It was an inspiring journey of freindship and sadness as well. It's a real page turner and I would strongly recommend this book to everyone

 

Matthew, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10

 

It was an adventure but kind of sad. It made me want to read more by the same author so I'm now reading 'White Dolphin'.

 

Molly, Wellington College  9 out of 10

 

I just found this book brilliant it was playing on my mind when I wasn't reading it. All the twistsand turns this book took really surprised me.

I would recommend this book to anyone!

 

Daniel, Bangor Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk is a fantastic book about a boy called Callum, a girl called Lona, an Osprey called Iris and an African girl called Jemba.
They are all linked together by the Osprey and her family.
It is filled with loss, and joy. I really recommend this to all Michael Morpergo fans.

 

James, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10

 

Sky Hawk was a well writen, animal friendly book. Sky Hawk was about an Osprey named Iris, a girl called Fionna discovers Iris and she shares her secret with a boy called Callum. Callum discovers a bond with the bird and tracks her through out her journey of migration.

 

Ewan, Strabane Academy  8 out of 10

 

The book is the story of a boy and a Sky hawk , it takes you from the the finding of the Sky hawk to it leaving the Highlands of Scotland and arriving in the swamps of The Gambia, to the near death of the sky hawk and to the happiness of the Sky hawk returing to Scotland and as Michael Morpurgo said 'Opens your eyes, touches your heart and is so engaging it almost turns the pages for you'. I really enjoyed this heartwarming book as it was full of vivid descriptions and lovely characters.

 

Beth, Assumption Grammar School  9 out of 10

 

This book takes the reader on an incredible journey from the Highlands of Scotland to the mangrove swamps of The Gambia. Iris the Osprey is the secret that brings Callum and Iona together on an amazing mission. It's a tale of friendship, loss and the power of faith. A compulsive read that will open your eyes to the wonders of nature and make you believe in miracles. You might shed a tear or two as well.

 

T, Wellington College  9 out of 10

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