Swordbird Cover


By Nancy Yi Fan; Mark Zug (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061130991, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007


The blue jays and cardinals of Stone-Run Forest have turned against each other. According to legend, only Swordbird, son of the Great Spirit, has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land. But is he real or just a myth? Can Swordbird arrive in time to save the forest . . . or will it be too late?

Twelve-year-old author Nancy Yi Fan has woven a captivating tale about the birds of Stone-Run Forest and the heroism, courage, and resourcefulness in their quest for peace.

About the Author

Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird. Her Chinese translation of Swordbird was published in a bilingual edition. Nancy spent the first part of her childhood in China, where she was born in 1993. Birds, a lifelong passion of the author's, provided the inspiration for her novels. When she isn't talking and writing to readers worldwide, Nancy gets straight A's in school, practices martial arts, and takes very good care of her pet lovebirds, Ever-sky, Pandora, and Dippler. She lives in Florida with her parents.

Praise For Swordbird

".this young writer is worth watching"
-Publishers Weekly

"Nancy Yi Fan has done a lot in 13 years."
-Time for Kids

".an extraordinary accomplishment for a young author"
-Kirkus Reviews