I Found a Dead Bird

The Kids' Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death

By Jan Thornhill
(Maple Tree Press(CA), Library Binding, 9781897066706, 64pp.)

Publication Date: July 2006

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The death of a bird is the jumping-off point for this intelligent, wide-ranging look at the cycle of life. From life spans to how things die, from what happens after death to how people cope with the loss of a loved one, Jan Thornhill guides young readers through difficult territory with grace, sensitivity, and touches of humor. She tackles the subject head on, never shirking from reality, but with a life-affirming perspective that connects death to the world around us as part of the natural, never-ending cycle of life. The book’s lively design and color photographs reinforce Thornhill’s pragmatic, positive tone.

About the Author
Jan Thornhill's books have twice been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. "Wildlife 1 2 3" was awarded the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award. "A Tree in a Forest" won the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables Information Book Award. "Crow and Fox" was chosen a White Raven Book by UNESCO International Children's Library in Munich. When she isn't working on a children's book, Jan spends her time writing adult fiction, bird watching, and gardening.
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