All Eyes on Alexandra by Anna Levine

For those of you joining me from the Women on Writing Blog Tour, welcome to Read Write Sparkle Coffee, I am so glad that you are here. To my readers, I am participating in the Women on Writing Blog Tour for Anna Levine's new book, All Eyes on Alexandra.


In All Eyes on Alexandra, young Alexandra Crane is terrible at following her family in their flying Vee. She can’t help it that the world is so full of interesting distracting sights! When it's time for the Cranes to migrate to Israel's Hula Valley for the winter, Alexandra is excited but her family is worried. Will Alexandra stay with the group, and what happens if a dangerous situation should arise? Might Alexandra—and the rest of the flock—discover that a bad follower can sometimes make a great leader?

Based on the true story of Israel’s annual crane migration.

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I enjoyed the reading of this book where I was entertained about the story of Alexandra Crane and her family; as well as learned about Cranes. This picture book with incredible illustrations by Chiara Pasqualotto assured readers understanding of the material presented. A nice combination of both fantasy and information! The book concludes with an explanation of Israel's Bird Migration.

In addition, All Eyes on Alexandra shares an important lesson on family. Although Alexandra maybe be difficult and may not do things like the rest of the family, she has her strengths and uniqueness that makes her different her brothers, sisters, and cousins. While some may be caught off guard by her differences, I think things go best when the family allows her to be herself.


Anna Levine is an award-winning children’s book author. Like Alexandra Crane, the character in her latest picture book, she loves to explore new worlds. Born in Canada, Anna has lived in the US and Europe. She now lives in Israel, where she writes and teaches.
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I read this book as a part of my #ReadtheRainbow Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn MillerMy goal is to read at least one children's literature book from various genres every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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