North, South, East, West
“Equal parts wistful and uplifting—a small triumph.” —Kirkus (starred)
From Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, comes a never-before-published story about a little bird’s first journey, brought to life by Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli.
It’s time for a little bird to fly away
to the north, the south, the east, and the west.
Which direction will she like best?
Praise For North, South, East, West…
“The author exposes unspoken depths that make up the parent-child bond, offering nuance and complexity in measured words. Full of simple, curved shapes set in evocative alignments, Pizzoli’s illustrations complement the story well.... equal parts wistful and uplifting-a small triumph.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Exploring both the urge to explore and the desire for the familiar, Brown’s story speaks directly to longings at the core of childhood.” — Publishers Weekly
“Every full-color spread bursts with abundant nature and stark beauty....[a] stunning visual homage.” — Booklist
“Pizzoli’s style is defined by a bright palette and crisp geometric forms that combine to create a Mid-century modern aesthetic befitting a story written by Brown, the mid-century master of picture-book texts.” — Horn Book Magazine
HarperCollins, 9780060262785, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.
Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed, as well as Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and Good Night Owl. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at www.gregpizzoli.com