Greenwillow Books Little Bird
Greenwillow Books Little Bird

Little Bird

By Cynthia Voigt


Publication Date: September 15, 2020

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Celebrated Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt introduces Little Bird, a tiny crow with a big imagination and an even bigger heart, in this timeless read-alone and read-aloud just right for the young middle grade audience. Perfect for fans of A Nest for Celeste, by Henry Cole, and Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate, Little Bird features black-and-white illustrations by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins throughout.

When a wild fisher cat attacks their nest, Little Bird and her flock are devastated. Not only does the fisher cat harm the fledglings, but it also makes off with the shiny pendant that the superstitious crows rely on for good luck.Little Bird believes that she can find the lucky pendant and return it to the nest before disaster strikes. The other crows aren’t so sure—after all, Little Bird is so little and undependable and meek. But with the help of some new friends—including a very intelligent and funny goat—Little Bird journeys through forests and over lakes and fields, challenging her wits and survival skills along the way. The crow who returns home is wiser, braver, kinder, and ready—at last—to spread her wings.Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt’s gentle humor, sense of fun and adventure, and open-minded main character sing off the page in this timely and thematically rewarding short novel which is illustrated by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins. A page-turning read-aloud for families and classrooms, and a terrific book for fans of Nuts to You, by Lynne Rae Perkins, and Avi’s Poppy books.

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt is the Newbery Medal–winning author of more than twenty books, including Dicey’s Song and A Solitary Blue. Her first book with HarperCollins was Angus and Sadie. She lives in Deer Isle, Maine.Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for her novel Criss Cross, and its companion, All Alone in the Universe, was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice, among other honors. Her acclaimed novel As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth was called a “rich, eventful, and extremely entertaining road trip” by the New York Times. She is the creator of six picture books, including Snow Music and Home Lovely, both Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Books. She is the author-illustrator of Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins lives in northern Michigan.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: September 15, 2020

ISBN: 9780062996893

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