2020 Boston Globe - Horn Book Picture Book Award Honor Book
A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations

Product Code: 8411
ISBN: 9781771644730
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Greystone Books
Published Date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 48
Availability:In stock
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Price: $22.95

2020 Boston Globe - Horn Book Picture Book Award Honor Book

When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flettís textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions.

A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-Métis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.tis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.

Ages 4 to 8


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"A beautiful portrait of an intergenerational friendship where both parties have something to share and learn. ...Simple and profound, this tender story is a reminder that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. Highly recommended for purchase." - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“[Birdsong] shows young readers how new friends can sometimes ease them; that this friendship is an intergenerational one between fellow artists is an especially sweet touch. Emotionally stunning.” - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

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