A Crow of His Own (Hardcover)

By Megan Dowd Lambert, David Hyde Costello (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580894470, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he's having trouble fitting in and replacing Larry--the beloved rooster whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that imitating Larry is not the way to succeed.


SELECTION 2016 - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
SELECTION 2016 - Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
HONOR 2016 - Ezra Jack Keats Book Award.

About the Author

Megan Dowd Lambert is an instructor at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, where she previously earned her master's degree in children's literature. She writes about books and parenting for the Horn Book Magazine, has sat on a Caldecott Committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years before writing A Crow of His Own, her first picture book.David Hyde Costello studied acting at the Hartford Academy of Performing Arts and then went on to major in theater and visual arts at Bard College. After graduating, David worked on the sets of plays and movies, including Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and such films as Angels in America, Spider-Man, and The Departed. He is the author and illustrator of I Can Help (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Little Pig Joins the Band. www.davidhydecostello.com