Our Land Is the Sky
The Adventures of Jimmy Fastwing
About the Book
Spring has been a violent affair this year, and many new crows have not survived the high winds and rainstorms. For the few who have, there are still the very dangerous exercises of learning what birds need to know to exist with the rest of the clan. While flying comes naturally to them, there is much more they need to know if they are to stay out of harm’s reach.
Young crow Jimmy Fastwing has his grandfather to teach him the basic things a young crow needs to know. If he can manage the first stages of take-offs and landings, there will be other family members to assist him in his learning. He’ll have to know about things like finding food, hiding it, and socializing with the clan.
Join Jimmy in his first year of life as he grows, learns, and avoids one calamity after another. If he’s lucky, he’ll learn quickly enough to become an important member of the clan.
Winner of Editor's Choice and Rising Star Awards
About the Author
Frank J. Croskerry was born during the very last stages of the war in Europe, he like his two older brothers were labeled ‘war babies’. His two younger brothers were the first of the ‘baby boomers’. Raised in South East Kent, England he was considered to be a bright child but a very disappointing student leaving school and home just weeks after his fourteenth birthday. Living briefly with an Irish aunt and family in Essex he was soon on his own and independently broke and motiveless.
Joined the Royal Marines on his seventeenth birthday he qualified a Commando (green beret) by the age of eighteen. By nineteen he was in the Antarctica on the British Antarctica Survey (1964). At twenty he was involved in the Indonesian war in Borneo. Qualified in parachute training in the Far east at twenty-four.
Married to ‘the girl next door’ at twenty-three and returning to civilian life at twenty- seven. At twenty-eight the father of a boy Daniel and at thirty-one a girl Anna.
Retired after exactly fifty years in the workforce and started writing seriously at last!