After days of rain and storms, Maddie O’Brien is restless to venture out into the forest. Little did she know that while walking with her beloved grandfather, they would come upon a nest of eleven turkey eggs protected by their dying mother. Maddie and Otis can’t save the brave wild turkey hen, but they are determined to come out and raise her feisty poults.
Times are hard for the O’Brien family and as Thanksgiving looms ever nearer, it seems certain that Maddie’s beloved turkeys are destined for the roaster and the holiday dinner table. How can Maddie O’Brien save her turkeys and still help her family pay its bills?
That is the challenge…and you’ll discover how love, bravery and the spirit of Maddie’s wild turkeys prove to be a blessing for the O’Brien family and their entire Northern Arizona town.
You will also learn something about the noble wild turkey that Benjamin Franklin once believed courageous enough to replace the bald eagle as America’s greatest symbol of freedom.