Birdsong by Julie Flett

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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 [nature and art]. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend?

A Governor General's Award-winning author

"Flett's simple story...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."

"A beautiful portrait of an intergenerational friendship where both parties have something to share and learn. ...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

"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

 Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has received numerous awards for her books, including an esteemed Governor General's Award and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly.

"Readers will understand that just like the seasons of nature, our human lives have seasons, too... Powerful."
--Imagination Soup

Target Age: 3-8

Greystone Kids

Pub Date: October 08, 2019

0.6" H x 10.1" L x 10.2" W

48 pages