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The Lion and the Bird

The Lion and the Bird

Author: Marianne Dubuc; Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

Even just to see the cover of this book is to fall in love with it. The pictures and the story they tell with just a small amount of added text are touchingly tender and thoughtful. A gentle lion finds a wounded bird who cannot fly off with its flock and makes it a bed in a slipper, nursing it back to health as they become close friends through the winter. Spring comes and the flock returns. Will the bird leave the lion to rejoin them? The story is full of subtle observations about attachment and freedom, about seasons in the year and also in relationships, about being true to your nature and about the strength of friendship, but these are not shouted and the reader is entirely involved in the characters’ immediate feelings. This might well become your favourite picture book. {Thomas}

Description

One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship? Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow. Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.  

Reviews

"It's a remarkably moving, and - considering it features two animals - deeply human story." Publisher's Weekly "Dubuc's pictures have a charming, naive appeal. Against muted washes of brown, blue and green, coloured pencils delineate Lion's home and garden in simple rounded shapes. White space - sometimes whole pages - speaks its own language of loss and hope...Dubuc excels at capturing emotions visually." Kirk's Reviews "...(a) poignant but ultimately uplifting tale." Wall Street Journal "...Ms Dubuc, using simple language and a quiet palette of soft shades of tan, blue and grey, envisions a calmer world where seasons and relationships evolve and where the unlikeliest pair can become friends." The New York Journal of Books

Author description

French-Canadian Marianne Dubuc is an international award-winning illustrator and writer of books for children of all ages from Montreal. She's been published in over 15 countries. In 2014, Marianne won the Governor General Award for outstanding illustrations in 'The Lion and the Bird.'

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780994109873
  • : Book Island Limited
  • : Book Island Ltd
  • : October 2015
  • : 310mm X 246mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 88
  • : Marianne Dubuc; Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : [E]