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Roaring Brook

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Raincoast Book Distribution Limited Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Jan 16, 2019 On Sale Date: Jun 05, 2012 Carton Quantity: 44 $24.99 CAD
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A Home for Bird
By (author): Philip C. Stead Illustrated by: Philip C. Stead
9781596437111 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds Jun 05, 2012 Print Run: 30000
$24.99 CAD
Active 8.72 x 9.84 x 0.51 in 32 pages Full-color throughout Roaring Brook Press
 
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2012, Long-listed Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List 2014, Long-listed Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste 2016, Long-listed Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2013, Winner Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2013, Long-listed MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST 2014, Long-listed Maine Cream of the Crop Master List 2013, Long-listed ME Cream of the Crop Master List 2013 MO MASL's Readers Awards - MASTER LIST 2014

While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends, Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird still says nothing.

"Bird is shy," says Vernon, "but also a very good listener."

Vernon worries that Bird is silent because he misses his home, so the two set off on a journey to help find a home for Bird.

This is a tender tale of a thoughtful friend who is determined to help his quiet companion, by the author ofA Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

A Home for Birdis a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book,A Sick Day for Amos McGee,which was illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. His most recent picture book, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, was the recipient of starred reviews fromKirkusand Publishers Weekly. Philip lives with his wife in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Stead has crafted an old-fashioned story that speaks directly to the heart...” —Horn Book Magazine, starred

“The richly colored drawings are the perfect companions to this classic story of kindhearted friendship and belonging and will be a welcome addition to any collection or storytime.” —School Library Journal

“Stead creates characters that make readers care; Vernon's compassion and faith have near-spiritual dimensions. And the scribbled artwork brims with small delights…” —Publishers Weekly, starred

“A deeply satisfying story that speaks to the universal desires to be nurtured and to find a home.” —Kirkus, starred

“This sensitively told story is a wonderful ode to friendship, selflessness, and the joys of home. Everyone should be so lucky to know a Vernon.” —Booklist, starred review

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