'Andy is fascinated by wedgetail eagles. He lies on the shed roofs of his family's farm and watches them cruising about on their huge wings, high above him in the sunlit air. They are like skaters skimming on ice, gliding together or apart in vast arcs and circles a kilometre wide.
'One day a ranger brings him an orphaned eaglet so tiny that is seems unlikely to survive. 'Wedgetail' is the story of Andy's struggle to save its life, to nurse it and feed it, to protect it from danger and finally to watch it grow into a proud and beautiful eagle.
'The boy and the bird form a bond so deep that they understand each other instinctively. But sooner or later, he must release his friend into the wild . . .' (Publication summary)