Mike keeps pigeons on the roof of an abandoned burned-out building in New York. Every morning he lets them out of their coop, and they fly around in the sky until he calls them back home for breakfast. But one morning, a white pigeon, Light, flies away. His journey takes him across the city, and onto a subway train, where he is rescued by a young boy. Eventually Light flies back home to Mike, and the following morning the young boy sees him sweeping through the air, at home in the sky.
Jeannie Baker was born in England, but has lived in Australia for many years. Her illustrations have appeared in various publications, including The Sunday Times. She is the author/artist of several picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea, The Hidden Forest and Window, which is featured on the QCA's Key Stage 2 Schemes of Work list for Geography, under What I Can See Through My Window .