The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale (Hardcover)

An Armenian Tale

By Lucine Kasbarian, Maria Zaikina (Illustrator)

Cavendish Square Publishing, 9780761458210, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011



2013 Nautilus Awards Silver Winner in the Children's Picture Books Category

Once there was a sparrow who caught a thorn in his foot. When a kind baker removes the thorn, the sparrow tricks her into giving him some bread. Each time the sparrow meets new people, he tricks them out of bigger and better things. Will the sparrow's greed get the best of him? Through this endearing Armenian folktale illustrated with mixed media, readers will learn that people who engage in dishonest or selfish behavior may end up losing whatever they gained because of that behavior. The Greedy Sparrow was selected as a 2012 Honor Book by the Storytelling World Awards Committee.