This philosophical picture book is by two Hans Christian Andersen Medal winners. A single feather is blown across the sky. It meets a kingfisher, a cuckoo, a heron, a peacock, and more birds, each one being asked by the feather, “Am I yours?” The feather is either ignored or dismissed, until she gets close to earth, where a mother hen and her chicks discover her. Feather has no courage left to ask the mother hen, but as the hen slowly unfolds her wings, she thinks, perhaps, that she is missing a feather. This profound story is illustrated with striking double-page spreads of the birds. mjw
Title: Feather
Author: Cao Wenxuan
: Roger Mello
: Elsewhere Editions, New York
: 2017
Original Language
: Chinese
: Chloe Garcia-Roberts
Original Publisher
: China Children’s Press and Publication Group
Original Copyright
: 2017
: 978-0914671855
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 3-7
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Chinese
Author’s residence
: China
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence
: Brazil
: Author has received the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016.  Illustrator has received the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014
: Birds, Emotions

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