Birdsong (FNCR 2020)

SKU: 9781771644730

Julie Flett
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, One, Two
Cree, Metis
Book Type:
Greystone Books
Copyright Date:

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Julie Flett, Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has written and illustrated Birdsong. In this story a young girl, Katherena, moves to the city with her mother and feels lonely and no longer wants to draw, something that she usually enjoys. But soon she meets the neighbour, Agnes, who shares her love of arts and crafts with Katherena. The two become friends but as the seasons change Agnes becomes frail. Julie Flett’s textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story of friendship. A glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-Métis words used in the text is provided. This book has won many awards: An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title; A Publishers Weekly best picture book of 2019; A CBC Best Book of 2019; An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies 2020 Title; A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; A Horn Book Fanfare Best Picture Book of 2019; A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019; A Quill & Quire Kids Books of the Year; SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award; A Globe and Mail top 100 books of 2019.

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