Bartholomew Quill (Hardcover)

A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who

By Thor Hanson, Dana Arnim (Illustrator)

Little Bigfoot, 9781632170460, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Thor Hanson's first children's book is the story of Bartholomew Quill, a crow who's trying to figure out what he is. Rather than just a creation myth, it's a legend about biodiversity and the clever and loveable crow. Tour the animal kingdom from a crow's point of view in this whimsical mix of science and poetry. The rhyming story and beautiful illustrations of Pacific Northwest wildlife make this a fun read-aloud for the whole family.

About the Author

Thor Hanson is a biologist and author renowned for his adult books about nature (The Impenetrable Forest, The Triumph of Seeds, and Feathers). He won a PNBA Award and The John Burroughs Medal for Feathers, which was also a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and sought-after public speaker. Dana Arnim, a northwest native, earned her art degree from the University of Washington. She lives with her husband and family in Seattle and helps lead the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Western Washington chapter.