By Egmont

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2010

Michael wishes more than anything to free himself from the confines of the orphanage where he lives. One day he gets his chance, and is given the power to Exchange with the Loblolly Boy, a magical boy with the gift of flight and invisibility. Michael soon learns that freedom comes at a cost, and aches to be a real boy in the human world again. Will he make another Exchange, and put an unfortunate child in his place, or can he find a different way? A thoughtful story that takes a deeply meaningful look at what it is to be human. Fantasy at its finest.(Egmont, $12.23)