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's award-winning books for young readers include Josephine, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book, and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His book Last Stop on Market Street earned four starred reviews and was on the New York Times bestseller list.

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)