Pine and the Winter Sparrow

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-02-01
  • Publisher: Wisdom Tales
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Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don't lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees and birds speak and interact with each other, and which shows us that no act of kindness and sharing goes unrewarded. Featuring beautiful paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Beatriz Vidal, you will never look at pine trees in the same way again!

Author Biography

Alexis York Lumbard is the author of the award-winning book The Conference of the Birds (illustrated by Demi). Her most recent titles, Angels (illustrated by Flavia Weedn) and Everyone Prays (illustrated by Alireza Sadeghian), have been lauded by the critics since their release. A busy mother of three, she was motivated to write by her children, and the desire to create high quality stories to inspire young readers. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Natick, MA.

Beatriz Vidal is an award-winning Argentinean painter, illustrator, and teacher. Her work has appeared in well-known magazines such as The New York Times, Woman’s Day, and The New Yorker. Vidal won the prestigious Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award for her title A Library for Juana (written by Pat Mora), while her books Rainbow Crow (written by Nancy Van Laan) and Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (written by Verna Aardema) were Reading Rainbow selections. Her artwork has featured in numerous exhibitions around the world, including The International Exhibition of Illustration for Children in Sarmede, Italy, and The Society of Illustrators in New York. Beatriz Vidal divides her time between Cordoba in Argentina and New York City.

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