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Helen's birds
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Contributors:
Casson, Sophie, illustrator.
Published:
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019.
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Rating:
Ages 6-10.
Status:
Arcade Children's Area
CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Cassidy, S.
Fair Oaks Children's Area
CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Cassidy, S.
Galt Children's Area
CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Cassidy, S.
Description

"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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Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781773060385, 1773060384
Lexile code:
NP: Non-Prose

Notes

Description
"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."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Ages 6-10.
Target Audience
NP,Lexile
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Cassidy, S., & Casson, S. (2019). Helen's birds. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cassidy, Sara and Sophie, Casson. 2019. Helen's Birds. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cassidy, Sara and Sophie, Casson, Helen's Birds. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cassidy, Sara,, and Sophie Casson. Helen's Birds. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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