The Conference of the Birds

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The Conference of the Birds

By Peter Sis

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143124245, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Description
An award-winning author and illustrator offers a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the beloved Sufi poem
Celebrated children's book creator Peter Sis presents his first book for adults with The Conference of the Birds a lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the beauty of the human journey. Sis's deeply felt version of the classic twelfth-century Persian epic poem tells the story of a flock of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh, who lives on the mountain of Kaf. Drawn from all species, the flock travels through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, detachment, unity, amazement, and death. The birds that endure reach the mountain to learn a profound lesson: that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them.


About the Author
Peter Sis is the author of more than twenty books and the seven-time recipient of the New York Times Book Review's Best Illustrated Book of the Year award. He lives in New York City.

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