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Birdsong

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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. The pair form a strong friendship, but as the year goes by, the girl's new friend starts to weaken. 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 of this tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations.

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"After Katherena and her mom settle into their new rural home, Katherena visits the neighboring house and meets aging neighbor Agnes, an artist who works in clay. The seasons flow one into another. Katherena draws what she sees and grows ever closer to Agnes. Agnes tells Katherena about her art and about rural life; Katherena shares Cree words with Agnes.... When spring returns again, Agnes continues to weaken, but Katherena has a plan to help her friend enjoy spring without going outside. Flett’s simple story explores the difficulties of moving but also shows young readers how new friends can sometimes ease them." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Julie Flett
Illustrator Julie Flett
ISBN 1771644737
Publication Date Oct 8, 2019
Publisher Greystone Kids
Language English