Item description for The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story by Eric A. Kimmel...
Villagers take in a flock of golden birds nearly frozen by an early snow and are rewarded with beautifully decorated eggs the next spring.
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Studio: Holiday House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.35" Width: 8.79" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1999
Publisher Holiday House
ISBN 0823413845 ISBN13 9780823413843
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric A. Kimmel
Award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel is a native of New York who taught teachers as a professor of Education at Indiana University at South Bend and Portland State University. His favorite classes were children's literature, language arts, storytelling, and handwriting. He left the university in 1993 to become a full-time writer, a dream he had had since kindergarten. Eric has written more than fifty books and has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Honor Medal. He and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon. ericakimmel.com Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Washington State Book Award winner, POLAR OPPOSITES, and the CBC/IRA Children's Choices Award winner, THE PRACTICALLY PERFECT PAJAMAS. His most recent illustrated book, SEA STAR WISHES, was selected as the July 2013 "Book of the Month" by US Children's Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt. From his home in Winthrop, Washington, Erik also writes and draws Harts Pass, a weekly comic strip for the Methow Valley News, visits schools and libraries around the country, and plays in the woods like a wolverine! erikbrooks.blogspot.com
Eric A. Kimmel currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story?
a reader from New Jersey Apr 12, 2002
I have always been interested in the Ukrainian art of pysanky and found this book touching. Anyone interested in seeing fine examples of Ukrainian Pysanky should visit the pysanky showcase website at www.pysankyshowcase.com.
Beautifully illustrated delightful Easter folk tale. Mar 29, 1999
The Birds' Gift is a wonderful folk tale of the Easter Season. The Ukrainian villagers help the birds trapped over the winter. The birds repay the kindness by leaving behind beautiful Easter Eggs when they go on their own in the spring. The author tells the story in a lovely gentle manner. The illustrations are delightful, especially the last two pages with intricately designed Ukrainian Easter eggs. Highly recommended.