The Conference of the Birds (Hardcover)

By Alexis York Lumbard (Retold by), Demi (Illustrator), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Foreword by)

Wisdom Tales, 9781937786021, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2012


About the Author

This is Alexis York Lumbard s first published children s book, and a second book, called Everyone Prays, is scheduled for publication next year. Having noticed a lamentable absence of high quality books of spiritual substance for the earliest of readers, she began writing her own stories since becoming a mother in 2005. With a B.A. in Religious Studies from George Washington University, it is her sincere hope to bring the wisdom and beauty of the world s religions to the eager and gifted minds of young children. Alexis, her husband, and three children live in Newton, MA. Illustrator Bio: Demi is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 130 bestselling children s books. Her titles have sold over half a million copies. The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1990 as one of the books to be read on the ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush s Story Time, sponsored by the Children s Literacy Initiative. Demi s book Gandhi was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award."