In Person Author Event with Lynne Kelly


Come and join Writer's Block Bookstore at Mead Botanical Garden as we host Lynne Kelly for an event celebrating the launch of her new book, The Secret Language of Birds. General Admission is free, however, registration is recommended. Guests who pre-order the book with a ticket will receive the book at 15% off!

While Lynne’s events are free to attend and open to all, a purchase of The Secret Language of Birds from Writer's Block Bookstore is required to enter the signing line.


From the award-winning author of Song for a Whale comes a poignant and heartwarming tale about a girl who discovers a pair of endangered birds about to lay eggs in the marshes of her summer camp...and the secret plan she hatches to help them.

Nina is used to feeling like the odd one out-- school, in her neighborhood, and especially in her large family.

But while trying to fit in at summer camp she discovers something even more peculiar: two majestic-looking birds and a nest in the marsh behind one of the old cabins. No one had seen a whooping crane nest there for about a hundred years...and now there are two of the rarest birds getting ready to lay eggs.

When Nina reports the endangered birds to Wildlife Patrol, the male is quickly identified by the tracker around his ankle but the female’s tag is missing and nobody knows how the mother bird got there and there doesn’t seem to be a way to identify her.

Used to feeling forgotten, Nina is determined to figure out who the mystery bird is before the eggs hatch. She will find clues over the course of the summer that can paint the full picture, but will she discover the secret language of birds?


Lynne Kelly is the award-winning author of Song for Whale which won the 2020 Schneider Family Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by New York Public Library. She lives near Houston, Texas with her dogs, Abigail and Eloise.


"From the lively characters to the secret at the heart of the plot, this book takes readers on an unusual and rewarding adventure." —Booklist


Event date: 
Monday, April 8, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1300 S. Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789
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ISBN: 9781524770273
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2024

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