Ages 3-8

Ages 3-8

Greystone Kids

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Author: Flett, Julie

Brand: Greystone Kids

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 48

Release Date: 08-10-2019

Details: Product Description An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title A Best Book of the Year in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Horn Book A 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Award Honor Title “Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story.”—The Horn 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 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. An activity guide is available at for FREE download. A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page. “Cycling from spring to spring, [Julie Flett’s] subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Review An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title A 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Award Honor Title: Picture books A Capital Choices 2020 selection A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies 2020 Title A Chicago Public Library 'Best of the Best' Title  “[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 Reviews (Starred Review) “Flett’s subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons. Cree-Métis words (defined in a small glossary) add an intimate layer of identity to the child’s lustrous narration, which shines against the spare beauty of rich illustrations by Flett.” —Publishers Weekly(Starred Review) “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 is about embracing the many natural cycles that run through our lives.” —Quill & Quire(Starred Review) “Birdsong by Julie Flett...is an absolutely perfect picture book. Flett’s warm textured pencil and pastel illustrations are a perfect match for her stunningly lyrical text.”—Globe Books “Beautifully written and sensitively illustrated, Birdsong will gently and profoundly wash over readers in unexpected ways.” —Books to Borrow, Books to Buy “Perhaps most exciting, this fall sees a blossoming of books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, long largely overlooked by the industry. There are such established creators as Julie Flett (Cree/Métis), whose picture book Birdsong presents a lovely, quiet story of intergenerational friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews “Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous digitally composed pastel and pencil images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story.”—Horn Book “Flett’s prose and art are characteristically pared down to reveal power in simplicity. The landscape and earth’s bounty are as integral as the people are to this tender story of nothing much—just life. But, after all, what else is there?”—Booklist “A beautiful, beautiful book about change, home, unexpected cross-generational friendships, time passing, and seasons. A warm and moving story with lovely, perfect illustrations.” —Baby Librarians “Flett fills this tender story with spare, precise language and vivid details…The text seamlessly incorporates Cree-Métis

EAN: 9781771644730

Package Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English