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ISBN13: 9780763640712
ISBN10: 0763640719
Condition: Standard
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"Playful verse and thoughtfully developed artwork distinguish Meade's (In the Wild) meditation on the anxiety of attempting something new. 'If in all of forever,/ I never endeavor/ to fly, I won't know if I can,' says a yellow bird, peeping out of its nest. Nest and pine branch are densely textured block-print cutouts set against blue washed skies; the dusky yellow nestling's feathers are shaded with a brush dipped in green. After some waffling ('On the one wing,/ I could try/ and find/ that I flap/ and I fail'), the bird realizes that not flying will bring regret ('I won't know how it feels to/ scallop the air/ with a dip/ and a glide') and takes the plunge. The navigation of this perennial dilemma is animated both by Meade's visual intelligence (white space between brushstrokes represents air currents disturbed as birds wing by, giving a remarkable sense of what flight must feel like) and her poetic integrity ('If I hadn't endeavored/ and found my wings clever,/ I never a sky/ would have scaled,/ never a world/ would have seen'). A quiet but noteworthy achievement, and a possible sleeper hit for graduation season. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Holly Meade earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Hush! A Thai Lullabye, by Minfong Ho. She is also the illustrator of Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfong Ho; And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner; On the Farm and In the Wild by David Elliott; and many others. A longtime New Englander, Holly Meade lives in Sedgwick, Maine.

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ISBN:
9780763640712
Author:
Meade, Holly
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
birds;picture book
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.77 x 9 x .35 in .825 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763640712 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Playful verse and thoughtfully developed artwork distinguish Meade's (In the Wild) meditation on the anxiety of attempting something new. 'If in all of forever,/ I never endeavor/ to fly, I won't know if I can,' says a yellow bird, peeping out of its nest. Nest and pine branch are densely textured block-print cutouts set against blue washed skies; the dusky yellow nestling's feathers are shaded with a brush dipped in green. After some waffling ('On the one wing,/ I could try/ and find/ that I flap/ and I fail'), the bird realizes that not flying will bring regret ('I won't know how it feels to/ scallop the air/ with a dip/ and a glide') and takes the plunge. The navigation of this perennial dilemma is animated both by Meade's visual intelligence (white space between brushstrokes represents air currents disturbed as birds wing by, giving a remarkable sense of what flight must feel like) and her poetic integrity ('If I hadn't endeavored/ and found my wings clever,/ I never a sky/ would have scaled,/ never a world/ would have seen'). A quiet but noteworthy achievement, and a possible sleeper hit for graduation season. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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