Sweep Up the Sun (Hardcover)

By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763669041, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2015

List Price: 15.99*
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Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spareand elegantpoem inspires readers to open their wings and soar.

Baby robins, open-beaked in their nest. Mallards winging to a new clime. Whether chickadees or cardinals, sparrows or starlings, here are commonly seen birds in their natural settings, captured in photographs of rare beauty and grace. In perfect synchrony, a lyrical narrative evokes images of play and flight, perseverance and trust.At the end, readers will find profiles of the featured species. This stunning book is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages, graduates, or anyone embarking on an adventure.

About the Author

Helen Frost is the author of Step Gently Out, also with photographs by Rick Lieder, as well as Monarch and Milkweed and several novels-in-poems for children and young adults. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rick Lieder is the illustrator of Helen Frost's Step Gently Out as well as a nature photographer, artist, and book-jacket designer. He lives in Michigan.