Bird

Bird

Book - 2015
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With a little help from her imagination, a young girl learns to fly.
Publisher: Vancouver : Simply Read Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781927018644
1927018641
Branch Call Number: E MAR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations

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skyekilaen
May 12, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful, strangest, most intriguing children’s books I’ve ever read. It begins with a bird flying through a dark sky, while a young person in white is getting ready… for what exactly? Nothing about the narrative is handed to you, but you’re pulled along as the bird makes progress and the young person is clearly waiting for something. I don’t know whether to classify this as fantasy or science fiction. Or maybe it’s unclassifiable.

The back cover says “Let Your Imagination Fly.” If engaging the imagination was Vidal’s goal, she’s succeeded. The art is delicate, sophisticated, and clearly done with great care. (Some of it is watercolor, and some colored pencil, I think?) Absolutely worth reading with a child, or on your own.

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