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Two Crows
By (author): Susan Vande Griek Illustrated by: Emma FitzGerald
Susan Vande Griek ,

Illustrated by :

Emma FitzGerald


Nimbus Publishing Limited - Halifax



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


Juvenile: Age (years) 04 - 08
Oct 18, 2022
$22.95 CAD


8in x 10 in | 315 gr

Page Count:

24 pages
Nimbus Publishing Limited
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers

A stunning book in verse inspired by the famous Scottish Gaelic ballad, Twa Corbies, from the award-winning author of Loon and Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and the celebrated illustrator of EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street.

One corbie, twa corbies,
Two black crows
Perch in the gray
Of a November-tree day

This melodious read-aloud reimagines the haunting Scottish Gaelic ballad Twa Corbies as a child-friendly counting book. Two Crows follows a country dweller and their dog on a cold November's day as they observe the wild, wooded landscape all around them. Young readers will delight in observing the crows' strange behaviour as they bitter and squawk, chatter and talk, while rabbling with a rabbit, squabbling with a squirrel, and howling at a hound. As readers watch the crows come and go, they will find themselves counting up to ten and back down again.

With stunning, spare verse from the award-winning author of Loon and Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and folk art – inspired artwork by Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award-nominated illustrator Emma FitzGerald (EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street; A Pocket of Time), Two Crows is a lilting tale to warm the heart on cold winter nights.

Susan Vande Griek started writing for children after she had four of her own.One of her books, Loon, was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book and won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, and the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. Others include Go Home Bay, An Owl at Sea and Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel. With degrees in English Literature and Education, she has worked in several schools and libraries. Once a resident of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Susan currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Emma FitzGerald was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa, to Irish parents, did most of her growing up in Vancouver, and calls Halifax home. She wrote and illustrated Hand Drawn Halifax, Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore, Hand Drawn Vancouver, and has illustrated the Ann Connor Brimer Award-winning EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street and A Pocket of Time, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. When she isn't sketching, she enjoys dancing and getting lost in new places.

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