Linley Faire, author


Fly Bird Fly
Story by Linley Faire, Illustrations by Jen Bacher

In this picture book for young children, Little Bird hatches from the warm safe environment in his egg to find he has to share food with his brother and sister. He is also expected to learn how to fly, a terrifying proposition. Find out what happens when his worst fear comes to pass. Jen Bacher’s charming illustrations capture the personalities of the three baby birds in this delightful tale about overcoming fear and trying one’s hardest. Hardcover.


Jen Bacher, Illustrator

Jen Bacher grew up doodling and drawing on the west coast of Florida. She attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and received her BFA in Computer Animation in 2009. Multi-talented, Jen’s projects include T-shirt designs, murals, etc. ‘Fly Bird, Fly’ represents her first foray into children’s book illustration. She currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area.




Straight from the heart, Fly Bird Fly, is a positive story of how Little Bird overcomes his fears through persistence. A wonderful lesson for young and old alike, I wish I had this book when my kids were young! The illustrations are bright and engaging reflecting the beauty of nature as well as the emotions of Little Bird from joy and excitement to fear and despair. All in all, Fly Bird Fly is a wonderful book and definitely on my list for gift giving!

Elise Okrend

All three of my children (10, 8, and 4 years old) love this book! It is a great story for children to learn about overcoming fears and trying even when they are scared. The book has fun characters, each with their own unique personality, and bright illustrations. I will be recommending it to my family and friends!

Amazon Reviewer

Beautifully written and illustrated children’s book with valuable themes for children. Also like the vocabulary key at the end of the book; think this is appropriate for children spanning from young through elementary school.

Anne D.
Amazon Review