The Bird in Me Flies

bySara LundbergIllustratorSara Lundberg Translated byB.J. Epstein

August 1, 2020|
The Bird in Me Flies by Sara Lundberg
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A prize-winning, illustrated novel in verse about a young girl who dreams of being an artist, inspired by the life of Swedish artist Berta Hansson.

What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything expected of you? When the only person who understands you disappears? When you are young and long for something that seems out of reach?

Berta dreams of being an artist, but as a girl growing up in a small Swedish farming village in the 1920s, she has little hope. She finds solace in nature, and in drawing and shaping birds from clay for her mother, the only person who seems to truly understand her. When her mother succumbs to tuberculosis, Berta feels alone, in despair and even more burdened by all the work on the farm. Can she find the courage to defy her father and the social conventions of her time, and fly free?

This beautifully illustrated novel in verse, inspired by the paintings, letters and diaries of Swedish artist Berta Hansson (1910-1994), is a universal story of grief, longing and following your dreams.

Includes an afterword by journalist Alexandra Sundqvist.

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Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Sara Lundberg studied at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. She was a painter before she began to focus on picture books. She won the August Prize, Sweden''s highest literary honor, for the original edition of this book, among other awards. In addition to authoring several tit...
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Title:The Bird in Me Flies
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:120 pages, 8.25 X 6.75 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 8.25 X 6.75 X 0.76 in
Published:August 1, 2020
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9781773062600

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