The Robot and the Bluebird
By David Lucas
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374363307, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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“Let me carry you,” said the Robot.“I’ll carry you in my heart, and shelter you from the cold and storms.” High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter’s day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in the empty space where his heart used to be, neither of them can predict what astonishing things will happen. Together the newfound friends set off on a memorable journey that will change them both. This fable-like tale, bursting with bright, winsome illustrations, is a fresh take on the timeless themes of friendship and second chances.
DAVID LUCAS studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, England. He has written and illustrated several picture books, including Halibut Jackson, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives in London.
“This book’s genuine sweetness will easily win over readers.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly
“Lucas uses color effectively to reflect the protagonist’s emotions, with black and whites giving way to color washes.”—School Library Journal
“Lucas, a master at quirky and imaginative premises, gives us one of his finest books in this touching, perfectly simple tale about true devotion.” —Rocky Mountain News
“This is an adorable book!” —Sacramento Book Review
“Readers own hearts will soar after reading this story of true devotion.” —Rocky Mountain News
“Lucas produces his most meditative work to date . . . A quiet beauty permeates this old-fashioned story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Colorful, folk-art birds on the endpapers draw readers into this fairy-tale-like story.” —Booklist