Brilliant graphic illustrations and a gentle, thought-provoking text pay homage to birds and their wonder-inspiring ways. Birds are like thoughts. They come, stay awhile . . . and then fly away. Birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They like to chat with one another as they fly high and low in the sky. Birds make music, with songs that are like the loving words of a friend, and we are lucky enough to enjoy those sweet melodies. But best of all, birds are capable of flying wherever they please ? they just let their hearts guide them. And we can do that, too, if we use our imaginations. In a lyrical ode to our winged friends, the creator of Trees turns her eye to a diverse class of creatures that has much to teach about transcending the barriers that lie between us.
From the author and illustrator of If I Were a Whale, comes this colorful, rhyming board book that playfully features birds found in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Toddlers will love this fun introduction to birds, in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares facts about these amazing animals in an imaginative way. If I were a bird you know what I´d try? Flying wing tip to wing tip in a forest flyby! I could be an ebony raven, wind lifting my wings, tumbling past treetops, upside down of all things.
Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls ´´a powerful story about loss and moving on.´´ Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family´s past: they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit-a duppy-into their home. Grandpa hasn´t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe-just maybe-the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.
Der Horror, den die Vögel in dem kleinen Küstenort Bodega Bay verbreiten, ist seit Hitchcocks Verfilmung jedem Leser gegenwärtig. Aber natürlich ist da auch noch das Drama zwischen Mitch, Melanie und Anne. Und die Frage des Überlebens bleibt offen. Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen.
´´A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer´s world and its treacherous swamps.´´ --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: ´´Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he´d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother´s shoulder, and said, ´Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.´´´
International Master Timothy Taylor unearths the secrets of Bird´s Opening and its many deviations. Using illustrative games, he examines tactical and positional ideas for both colors and recommends the best paths.