Nobody knew, nobody dreamed, nobody even considered the possibility that a bird that fits in your hand might fly halfway around the world looking for a place to nest . . . or that a young girl from northern Africa might flee halfway around the world looking for safety. This is the story of Bird. This is the story of Leila. This is the story of a chance encounter and a long journey home.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||40|
School Library Journal
“Adreani’s playful use of angles creates unusual, eye-catching perspectives…For libraries looking to expand their collection of picture books that include refugee characters.”—School Library Journal
Author: Amanda Addison
Amanda Addison's work is inspired by the natural world, travel and textiles. She has been long-listed for the Commonword and Virginia Prize and holds an MA in Writing the Visual.
Illustrator: Manuela Adreani
Manuela Adreani is a children's book illustrator and animator living in Turin, Italy. She illustrated The Wooden Camel, A Bank Street Best Books of the Year title.