Birdsong (Hardcover)

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By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)

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Birdsong is a beautiful ode to seasonal shifts in our lives and in the natural world. As a young girl moves to a new home and befriends her elderly neighbor, she finds a wise friend and fellow artist who opens her eyes to new ways of seeing (and creating). Flett's gentle illustrations and a sincere story make this book a tender way to explore life and death--truly a poem for the heart. 

— Hannah DeCamp


An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title
A Publishers Weekly best picture book of 2019
A CBC Best Book of 2019
An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies 2020 Title
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Picture Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019
A Quill & Quire Kids Books of the Year
SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award
A Globe and Mail top 100 books of 2019

A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations.

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.

A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-M tis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771644730
ISBN-10: 1771644737
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English