On Bird Hill by Jane YolenOn Bird Hill by Jane Yolen

On Bird Hill

byJane YolenIllustratorBob Marstall

Hardcover | May 20, 2016

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From iconic award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall,On Bird Hill is a wonderful new picture book created in collaboration with the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds.On Bird Hill is first in a new Jane Yolen series created for the Cornell Lab, loosely based on the old cumulative nursery rhyme/song The Green Grass Grew All Around," a nursery rhyme first published as a song in 1912 with words by William Jerome and melody by Harry Von Tilzer. But in this version, it's a boy and his dog who find the bird in a nest on a hill in a strange valley.This beautiful and enchanting story is sure to attract interest from millions of readers and fans of Jane's popular classics. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books,25% of the net proceeds from the sale ofOn Bird Hill goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects such as children's educational and community programs. "
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, which every budding young ornitholoigist owns, You Nest Here With Me which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around t...
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Title:On Bird HillFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.38 inPublished:May 20, 2016Publisher:Cornell Lab Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943645027

ISBN - 13:9781943645022

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A master author has created a poem that dances and lift, accompanied by illustrations that surprise and delight." "On Bird Hill is a marvelous, meditative, playful rhyming picture book." "Jane Yolen's picture book expressively captures a luminous moment of discovery in the natural world... On Bird Hill leaves space for the imagination and underscores the surprising wonder found in everyday moments." "Besides the fun rhymes, is Bob Marstall's fanciful artwork. He evokes a Seussian habitat with brightly colored insects and a wild-feathered chick." "Perfect rhyme... we are all explorers once we leave our egg and look around... Marstall's curving lines and paths draw the reader in... underscoring the intertwined relationship of humans and nature." "This book is special... with the wonderful words of Jane Yolen... lovely rhythm, It opens your eyes to the extraordinary in the ordinary of nature... a great start for the Cornell Lab's new publishing group. I look forward to more books in the series." "The illustrations of the chick's birth express the newborn bird's wonder and joy, and his mother's quiet love. The observant reader can find many delightful details on every page. A Charming story that draws us in." "Beautiful and enchanting." "Author Jane Yolen and Illustrator Bob Marstall have hit upon just the right balance of simple, ready for bedtime story telling with amazing huge splash page art." "A sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild." "A sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild." - Publisher's Weekly'An imaginative and original depiction of one of life's everyday miracles.' - Starred Review - Kirkus Reviews"Perfect rhyme... we are all explorers once we leave our egg and look around... Marstall's curving lines and paths draw the reader in... underscoring the intertwined relationship of humans and nature.' - Booklist'Along with the thought-provoking art, the poem's satisfying verses serve as a great jumping-off point for a nature wall or a bird-watching adventure for even the youngest listeners.' - School Library Journal"Author Jane Yolen and Illustrator Bob Marstall have hit upon just the right balance of simple, ready for bedtime story telling with amazing huge splash page art.' - Beyond the Car Seat'This book is special... with the wonderful words of Jane Yolen... lovely rhythm, It opens your eyes to the extraordinary in the ordinary of nature... a great start for the Cornell Lab's new publishing group. I look forward to more books in the series.' - NC Teacher Stuff"The illustrations of the chick's birth express the newborn bird's wonder and joy, and his mother's quiet love. The observant reader can find many delightful details on every page. A Charming story that draws us in.' - Can You Read Me A Story Blog Hot New Releases & Popular Kids Stories. General article, but ON BIRD HILL was first on the list. "It's time for the 'Best New Kids Books' list!" "An imaginative and original depiction of one of life's everyday miracles." "Rhyming couplets patterned after the cumulative nursery song 'The Green Grass Grew All Around,' beautifully composed." "It is designed to engage 8- to 13-year-old kids who love birds." "