Written by Cao Wenxuan
Illustrated by Roger Mello
Published by Elsewhere Editions
A philosophical picture book from one of China’s most celebrated children’s authors and 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award-winner Cao Wenxuan. A feather is blown across the sky, meeting various birds along the way, and asking each one, “Do I belong to you?.” Cao Wenxuan tells the story of a single feather who is swept away on a journey of discovery and belonging. Encountering a variety of birds, from a kingfisher to a magpie, Feather is hopeful of meeting the bird she belongs to. Again and again, she is dismissed or ignored. Only when she sees that there is also beauty in being close to the earth does fate offer a reunion… Feather is sure to charm young children with a plot at once compelling, meditative, and quietly moving. Roger Mello’s stunningly beautiful, dynamic illustrations will delight readers of all ages.
Primary ISBN: 9780914671855
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Animals/Allegory
Setting: Fictional location
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant, Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
Engagement Projects & Resources:
Share your favorite resources for this book with firstname.lastname@example.org.