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The Crow and the Feather
The Crow and the Feather

The Crow and the Feather

A Tale from the Oak Woodlands of California



44 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $11.95)

Publication Date: March 2015

ISBN 9780985793227

Rights: US & CA

Cupola Press (Mar 2015)

Price: $10.95


An introduction to the Oak Woodlands of California, this humorous tale teaches young children about some of nature's creatures and makes the most of the vital ecological concepts and themes presented within the story. It includes notes to parents and childhood educators for meeting Common Core Standards. Entertaining and engaging, the full cast of characters includes Gray Squirrel, Coyote, Screech Owl, Scrub Jay, Crow, Steller Jay, Condor, Bunch Grass, and Valley Oak.


"Using developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, the authors infuse the use of pattern language, humor, and scientific facts to make the story entertaining as well as informative."  —Carolie Sly, Ph.D, Center for Ecoliteracy

Author Biography

Wanda Bishop is an early childhood educator and has worked as a teacher, director, and adjunct instructor for various preschools. As a museum program director she designed natural history classes for all ages. She lives in Walnut Creek, California. Merci Martin is a writer and former teacher who developed a transitional kindergarten in a cooperative preschool. She is a keen observer, lover, and protector of our natural world. She lives in Martinez, California. Jessica Scoles is an artist who specializes in murals for nurseries and children's rooms. She lives in Antioch, California.