Ostrich and Lark

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Ostrich and Lark

By Marilyn Nelson; San Artists of the Kuru Art Project of B (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590787021, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

Ostrich and Lark spend their days on the grasslands of southern Africa surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. From his perch in a tree Lark joins the chorus, while below Ostrich is silent. Then comes the joyful day when Ostrich finds his voice. This picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of collaboration between the award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson and the San artists of Botswana. The story, which captures the feel of a traditional African folktale, is brought to life with vibrant illustrations inspired by the ancient rock paintings of the San people's ancestors.
The author's proceeds from this book will be used to support the San artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana.

About the Author
Marilyn Nelson is the author of "The Freedom Business," "Fortune," and "Carver: A Life in Poems," among other titles. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book winner, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book award winner. She l