The Dead Bird

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.1 X 0.6 X 11.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780060289317

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About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child's experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

Christian Robinson likes to stay indoors on rainy days and look out the window while drinking a big cup of hot cocoa. He has illustrated this book, as well as a few others, while staying indoors on rainy days. In 2016, he won a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street. Christian lives in San Francisco, which has more fog than rain. Visit Christian at theartoffun.com.

Reviews

"Robinson's sensitive new mixed-media art, with its personality-rich quartet of young people...and its city-park setting, elicits the children's deeply felt emotions and their actions to honor the bird's memory."--Horn Book Magazine
"The original text is timeless, and the modern, cheerful illustrations will help resurrect this classic for a new generation of readers."--ALA Booklist
"Robinson thoughtfully pays homage to his predecessor while bringing something new to the telling...a lovely book befitting its lineage."--School Library Journal
"Robinson stays true to the intent of the original text and illustrations but elegantly improves upon it with cinematic storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Brown takes a direct approach to a difficult subject, suggesting how community rituals provide solace. Robinson concludes with a wide-angle view of growing trees and the children flying a kite, implying a return to carefree fun and putting a poignant distance between the tiny figures and readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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