The Stone Bird
It might look like a pebble from the beach, but Eliza knows this is an egg. And one night when she hears cracking, she discovers the Stone Bird. It might still look like a stone to her mom, but Eliza knows it’s alive. Step into the magical world of one child’s imagination in this stunning debut by exciting new author Jenny McCartney, illustrated by luminary of children’s books Patrick Benson.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year
School Library Journal
“A sweet and tender reminder to treasure the power of imagination.”—School Library Journal
“Illustrations that look to be made from pen and ink with watercolors evoke summery seashore scenes and frosty winter evenings as the child’s playtime reveries become, for her, real.”—Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
Patrick Benson was born in 1956 and educated at Eton, in Florence, and at Chelsea Art School. Patrick has illustrated some of the greatest authors of children's books including Roald Dahl. Patrick lives and works on his farm in Scotland.
Author: Jenny McCartney
Jenny McCartney is a successful journalist based in the UK whose work often features in national newspapers. The Stone Bird is her debut picture book.