True confession: not a huge fan of pigeons. Even those that drive buses. Maybe especially those that drive buses. But, thanks to Barbara O'Connor, I am a huge fan of Sherman, the one-legged pigeon, and his new friends, Stella and Gerald. And Mr. Mineo. Especially Mr. Mineo who, like me, didn't much care for pigeons until he took over his brother's flock. I adore Mr. Mineo!
Another true confession: I have not only read On the Road to Mr. Mineo's (three times!), I have blurbed it. But you would, too, if you were plunked down in Meadville, South Carolina where NOTHING ever happened. And then something did happen. Like a gosh-darned one-legged pigeon landed on the roof of Gerald's garage and even though all Stella has ever wanted was a dog, well, when a one-legged pigeon plops into your life, you run with it.
You will kick yourself if you do not run right out and buy Barbara O'Connor's latest masterpiece. And you will really kick yourself if you do not buy it from a wonderful independent bookstore.