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Lotus and Feather

Lotus and Feather

A winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter’s bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! The bird dances to the girl’s reed whistle, much to the delight of the other children. One day, when the village floods, Feather helps raise the alarm as Lotus and her grandfather urge their neighbors to get to high ground. Feather is a true friend to Lotus, but the time comes when Lotus must be a true friend to him–by encouraging him to migrate with the rest of the cranes. The next spring, Feather miraculously returns, and that’s not all . . . he has brought new life to the nearby lake.
Inspired by the true story of a crane that rescued a Chinese village, and graced with sensitive watercolor illustrations, this lovely book about respecting nature offers deep emotion and delightful surprises.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Asia

On Sale: December 13th 2016

Price: $17.99 / $18.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9781423127543

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"Though this is told against the backdrop of a dark part of Chinese history, any child coping with separation from a loved one may find comfort in this story."—Kirkus
PRAISE FOR RED KITE, BLUE KITE

"A reassuring tale of a father-son bond strong enough to withstand a trying period of separation."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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"The detailed and colorful watercolor paintings paired with the deep emotions in the text make this an excellent read for young children, one that will spark curiosity and questions."—Library Media Connection
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