Birds Like Us, The Pi Phillecroix Story
Pi Phiilecroix, daughter and only child of the Parisian legendary bird flight duo, Piette and Paul Phillecrois V, cannot fly. The family’s historic and heroic tradition of flying excellence has ended. Pi is viewed as a national disgrace and retreats into hiding.
Embracing her doubts and fears about what is to become of her, Pi learns how to navigate a survival-of-the-fittest world that shows no mercy for the defenseless and even less for those who are unable to conform to the status quo.
She must survive the never-ending ridicule of an unforgiving teenage bird community and teaches them a new meaning for camaraderie, respect, redemption and intelligence.
Pi learns how to believe in herself—and the strength of her own wings. In doing so, she is determined to confront the shame and guilt around the one innate ability by which her contemporaries and her species are defined and celebrated.
In her ultimate test of adult birdhood, Pi must confront her fears of “not flying” by taking a long, dangerous journey across the English Channel to find the one healer in the world who might be able to save her dying father’s life. This adventure of a lifetime flies in the face of all she has known to be true.