Written by Germano ZulloIllustrated by AlbertineTranslated from French by Claudia Zoe BedrickA New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2012
A man drives his truck up to a cliff's edge. Unable to go any further, he opens the back door of his truck and a flock of birds flies out, but, as the man soon discovers, a small timid bird remains. Surprised and delighted, the man acts kindly towards the bird and an intimacy develops. After lunch, the man tries to show the bird that he should fly off and join his friends. The man's comic attempt at flight deepens the encounter between these two very different creatures. Soon the bird flies off and the man drives away, but in a surprise twist the bird and his friends return, and in a starkly lyrical moment we see them all experience something entirely new.
ISBN: 978-1-59270-118-68.38" (W) x 8.38" (H) • 72 pages • HCJ
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