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Birdsong

Regular price $22.95
Details
  • ISBN: 9781771644730
  • Tags: Children's Books, Julie Flett, Picture Books,
  • Dimensions: 10 x 10
  • Published On: 9/24/2019
  • 48 Pages
Description

Available September 24, 2019

A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations.

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 Flett’s 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.

Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has received numerous awards for her books, including an esteemed Governor General’s Award and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly.

Reviews

A Governor General’s Award-winning author

“[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 ★)

“Flett fills this tender story with spare, precise language and vivid details…The text seamlessly incorporates Cree-Métis words [and] Flett’s earth-toned illustrations capture the seasons with a spare, minimalist beauty."
—Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Praise for Wild Berries by Julie Flett

“[Flett’s] illustrations have an extraordinary, austere beauty.”
—The New York Times Book Review

A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy.”
—Kirkus (Starred Review ★)