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The Resource Helen's birds, Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson

Helen's birds, Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson

Label
Helen's birds
Title
Helen's birds
Statement of responsibility
Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassidy, Sara
Dewey number
j741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Casson, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Neighbors
  • Stories without words
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Helen's birds, Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1078875201
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781773060385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078875201
Label
Helen's birds, Sara Cassidy ; drawn by Sophie Casson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1078875201
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781773060385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078875201

Library Locations

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