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Helen's birds

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Publisher:
Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Language:
English
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"For as long as Saanvi can remember, she has been friends with her elderly neighbor Helen. They play cards and garden together and, especially, care for the wild birds that visit Helen's yard. When Helen dies suddenly, a "For Sale" sign goes up, and movers arrive, emptying the house of its furniture and stripping the yard of its birdfeeders. The sparrows and hummingbirds disappear. Soon a bulldozer tears down Helen's house. All winter, Saanvi walks numbly past the property as developers begin to build condos. Then one spring day, amid the dust and turmoil of construction, she finds a weathered playing card wedged between two rocks. She holds it to her chest, and finally sobs. After a tearful night, Saanvi wakes inspired. She slathers peanut butter on pinecones to hang from tree branches, hammers together a birdhouse from scrap wood and drags a kitchen stool outside to hold a bowl of water. Finally, she retrieves a nest that has been unraveling on Helen's old property and places it in a tree in her own yard. Saanvi's yard soon fills with Helen's birds. They have a home again. This beautifully illustrated, wordless graphic novel shows Saanvi's journey through close friendship, then hollowing loss and change, until she finally finds hope."--
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subject_facetBirds -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Graphic novel
Graphic novels
Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction
Stories without words
title_displayHelen's birds
title_fullHelen's birds / Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson
title_shortHelen's birds
topic_facetBirds
Friendship
Grief
Neighbors