The Little Hummingbird

SKU: 9781553655336

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Grade Levels:
One, Two, Three, Four
Haida, Quechua
Book Type:
Greystone Books
Copyright Date:

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The Little Hummingbird is a brilliant children's picture book by Haida artist and storyteller Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas about the power of one person doing the best they can. Inspired by the story of a forest fire and the courage and determination of a tiny hummingbird this artist and illustrator has created a breath-taking mix of simple narrative sparsely told and accompanied by moving Haida-inspired art images. This story of a fearless hummingbird that carries single drops of water to stop a raging forest fire is taken from a parable of the Quechuan people of South America. While all the fearful forest animals avoid taking action the tiny bird does her best to put out this massive inferno. When the big bear asks hummingbird what she is doing, the small creature answers with the phrase, the best I can. Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai provides words of encouragement to the readers about all people having the responsibility for the environment on a daily basis. An afterword describes the powerful and amazing abilities of the hummingbird. This book, originally published as Flight of the Hummingbird, will appeal to all readers with its engaging message and artwork. Highly Recommended. Blue Spruce Nominee 2012. Primary Spring 2012. FNCR 2012. Reading Level: 3.2

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