BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, HORN BOOK, QUILL & QUIRE, GLOBE AND MAIL
WINNER OF THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD
AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE HONOR TITLE
A BOSTON GLOBE--HORN BOOK HONOR BOOK
When Katherena and her mother move to a small town, Katherena feels lonely and out of place. But when she meets an elderly woman artist who lives next door, named Agnes--her world starts to change.
Katherena and Agnes share the same passions for arts and crafts, birds, and nature. But as the seasons change, can Katherna navigate the failing health of her new friend?
Award-winning author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships, shared passions, and spending time outdoors with the ones we love.
Includes a glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree words that appear in the text.
"Cree-M tis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story."--The Horn Book
"Cycling from spring to spring, Julie Flett's] subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Author: Julie Flett
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.60d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 2.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508140 / Birdsong
Award: American Indian Youth Literature Award - Honor Book
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019 pg. 106
School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 97
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 09/30/2019
Booklist 10/15/2019 pg. 58
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2019 pg. 66
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has received numerous awards for her books, including an esteemed Governor General's Award and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly.