Illustrated by :Matte Stephens
Audience:Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Dimensions:12.31in x 8.75 x 0.4 in | 1.02 lb
Page Count:36 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
UNIQUE ILLUSTRATIONS: Matte Stephens has created one-of-a-kind, beautiful art.
INTRIGUING CONTENT: A bird whose song inspired a musical genius is sure to delight.
STEAM CONTENT: Back matter provides more background to the story and details about starlings in the text.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: The story presents topics such as empathy and respect for small creatures.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Mireille is a household name in Canada and has many accolades under her belt.
“[A]n endearing piece of historical fiction, and perhaps an early entry point into Mozart’s oeuvre.” —School Library Journal
“Messier’s Vienna burbles with German-language sounds, including a cat’s “miau” and a townsperson’s “Guten morgen,” providing opportunities for readers to imitate along with the starling. Stephens renders high-contrast illustrations using unlined shapes to create simple, blocky figures portrayed with fanciful skin tones in whimsically off-kilter cityscapes.” —Publishers Weekly