The True Story of Stellina (Hardcover)

By Matteo Pericoli

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375832734, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2006



Stellina was a bird: “CHEEP.” A very little bird: “Cheep! cheep!”So begins critically acclaimed author Matteo Pericoli’s all-true story of how he and his wife, Holly, came to rescue and raise a little finch, Stellina, in the middle of New York City. When no zoo would take the abandoned bird, fallen from her nest onto a busy street, Holly took her home and gave her the best life she could. And there, in a Manhattan apartment, Stellina leaned how to eat, fly, and sing.

About the Author

Matteo Pericoli, creator of "See the City: The Journey of Manhattan unfurled, " is an Italian-born architect and illustrator. He lives with his wife in Queens, New York.