The Eco-Adventure Series: A Wing and A Prayer
Copyright 2016 John Morano • All rights reserved
Now in its sixth edition, A Wing and A Prayer is a story that is often compared to such works as Jonathon Livingston Seagull, Watership Down, and The Jungle Books. Published by Grey Gecko Press in a special 25th Anniversary Edition with illustrations by artist Sarah Anderson, features an introduction by John Sawhill, President and CEO Emeritus of The Nature Conservancy, and a companion Introduction by Mark Tercek, the current President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
Lupe believes he is the last Guadalupe Petrel alive, and he just might be. His biggest problem is that a man-flock has decided to save him by locking him in a cage. Lupe knows the only way he can save his flock is to find a female, so he plots his escape to search for the Islands of Life.
Written in a very Disneyesque style, A Wing and A Prayer will make you smile, laugh out loud, and in the end it will leave you with a lasting warmth. Yet while all this happens, Morano manages to take you to strange places; introduce you to wonderful characters; and discuss themes like religion, feminism, race relations, and environmental concerns.
"Wing is simply wonderful... A beautiful story that should be required reading for all humans living on our fragile planet."
-Top selling Children's Author, Richard Wainwright.
"[Wing is] a work that promotes a true conservation ethic, revolving around the mutually dependent relationship between people and nature."
-John Sawhill, President & CEO Emeritus, The Nature Conservancy