A Cage Went in Search of a Bird

Banafsheh Erfanian (Author) Cary Fagan (Author)

Product Details

$18.95  $17.43
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
May 16, 2017
8.7 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Among his books are I Wish I could Draw, Danny Who Fell in a Hole and Oy, Feh, So?. In 2014 he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. He has also won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Book Award. His picture book Mr. Zinger's Hat was selected for the 2015 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. His books have been translated into nine languages. Cary lives with his family in Toronto.

Banafsheh Erfanian was born in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from Tehran University of Art with a bachelor in graphic design and a master's in illustration. Banafsheh has illustrated more than twenty books and magazines, and written more than twenty-five articles in art reviews. She has exhibited her work in Iran, Italy, US, Canada, Moscow, Japan and Belgrade. She has won prizes such as the 1st prize of the Second Festival of Text Books Illustration, Iran, and the encouragement prize of the 15th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustration, Japan. She teaches painting and illustration in Iran and Canada.


About A Cage Went in Search of a Bird

"An original and thought-provoking exploration of the rhythms of friendship." -- Kirkus, starred review

"A literal interpretation of a famous quote provides the heart of a whimsical story about two lonely souls seeking friendship. ... Boldly illustrated in a folk art-style with acrylic and oil pastel, the pages are a riot of saturated colors." -- Booklist

"A lovely storytime or lapsit selection for deep thinkers and connection-makers." --School Library Journal

About Danny Who Fell in a Hole

"[A] funny and sweet tale about learning to embrace change and appreciating what one has." -- Publishers Weekly

About Oy, Feh, So?

"[A] very funny and highly performable plea for the generations to 'Only connect.'" -- Publishers Weekly

About Mr. Zinger's Hat

"A thoroughly engaging addition to the shelf of stories about storymaking." -- Kirkus Reviews