Finalist at the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Caged bird Finch will discover that the path to happiness is freedom, even if it comes with lurking dangers.
In this heart-pounding adventure, a young finch falls from his family's nest, where he lived happily and was taken care of. Finch was the most beloved son in the whole world. Two humans, father and son, picked him up and put him in a cage to heal him. Although they were well-intentional people and only tried to help, Finch felt alone and abandoned caged between those cold bars, and missed the warmth of his home. However, he soon realized that the cage that traps him is also his shield and protects him from the countless dangers existing out there in the the nature, and more than once the cage saves him from being the supper of an odd wild animal. The next day, father and son offer the bird an an unexpected chance at freedom. Will Finch take it and choose to be free, even if the world is full of dangers?
Only when we experience the real world can we know our limits.
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Author: Javier Sobrino
Publisher: Cuento de Luz SL
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.50h x 8.50w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 4-8
About the Author
Javier Sobrino (Asturias, Spain, 1960) is a primary school teacher, award winning writer and researcher on children's literature and reading promotion. For 28 years, he has collaborted in the Santander children's and youth literature magazine "Peonza". He has planted numerous trees and published nearly twenty books, mostly picture books. He enjoys collecting spinning tops, lighthouses, and friends. He wants to finish the Tower of Babel, sail the Amazon River, discover the secrets of Samarkand, contemplate the streets of Macondo and travel across Utopia.
Federico Delicado (Badajoz, 1956) is a Spanish award winning illustrator. Attracted by the world of drawing, he graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid and soon began to work as a full-time illustrator in the 70s. He has been a contributor to the Spanish newspaper El País, although most of his work consists in illustrating children's and youth books for several publishers, being selected for the White Ravens list in 2015. In addition to illustrating children's books, he collaborates in different press media, such as the newspapers El País or El Correo de Andalucía. He has won several prizes in literary competitions, such as the Emilia Pardo Bazán Prize for non-sexist literature in 2002, the second prize at the Alicante City Illustrated Children's Album International Contest in 2005 with his book El petirrojo, and the Compostela International Prize for picture books with Ícaro.