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The yellow bird sings: A Novel

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"It is wartime in German-occupied Poland. A mother hides with her five-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess-though no one can see. She must hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Roza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Roza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Roza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Roza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope in even the darkest of times"--
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subject_facetHistorical fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Fiction
title_displayThe yellow bird sings
title_fullThe Yellow Bird Sings A Novel
The yellow bird sings / Jennifer Rosner
The yellow bird sings [electronic resource] / Jennifer Rosner
title_shortThe yellow bird sings
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
World War, 1939-1945