The Golden Acorn is the first book in The Adventures of Jack Brenin series. I've already ordered the second because I have to know what happens next. This is a great book to share with your kids, or in my case grandkids. And it's free!
Jack Brenin was shipped off to his Grandfather's in England when his Mother passed away. He's sure he'll be bored to tears until he's hit in the back of the head with a golden acorn. That's when his adventures begin. Talking birds, rats, bats, dragons, and all manner of magical creatures populate this story. To make it more interesting, Jack learns he has to fly. A delightful read. Very highly recommended.