Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo LionniTico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni

Tico and the Golden Wings

byLeo LionniIllustratorLeo Lionni

Paperback | February 12, 1975

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A classic fable encouraging generosity and individuality, from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

Tico, a little bird born without wings, is one day granted his dearest wish. But the wings he gets are made of gold and his bird friends turn against him. “You think you are better than we are,” they say. What Tico does with his golden feathers—and the important lesson he learns—is a fable that children will take to their hearts.
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Awa...
Title:Tico and the Golden WingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.87 × 7.06 × 0.12 inPublished:February 12, 1975Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394830784

ISBN - 13:9780394830780

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Editorial Reviews

“A lovely, satisfying parable of beauty and generosity . . . richly evocative of Far Eastern Art.” —The New York Times“The beauty of this book lies . . . in its luxury, its aesthetic, its gorgeous densely colored patterns of trees and ushes, and the birds themselves.” —The Boston Globe“Children will take the hopes and wishes of the little bird born without wings to their hearts. . . . A lovely book, and one that cannot but leave a lasting impression.” —The Saturday Review“Truly a beautiful book.” —McCalls