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The Flying Birds
The Flying Birds

The Flying Birds

By Eun-sun Han, Illustrated by Ju-kyoung Kim



38 Pages, 10 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9781939248053

Rights: WOR

Tantan Publishing (Jun 2015)

Price: $16.95


A charming children's book that creatively incorporates math concepts When an elderly carpenter takes a walk on a spring day, he soon hears the birds singing. The sounds remind him of a time long ago, when as a young boy he had listened happily to birdsong. The carpenter quickly gets to work on a surprise that delights him and the birds—and soon they are they are all singing together! Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to addition and multiplication are illuminated in this gentle story that celebrates nature as well as creativity.


"Blended in with the story are fun multiplication equations that complement the story and allow the reader to see math visual­ly represented." —Skipping Stones

"The colorful illustrations, apparently acrylic paintings with thin-line drawings scratched into the surface, offer intriguing views of the woodlands and the workshop. First published in Korea, this picture book could serve as an introduction to multiplication." —Booklist

"Kim's illustrations are beautifully expressive, with close-ups of the birds and the carpenter and wide-angle scenes at different seasons and times of day. A useful presentation of an important mathematical idea." —Kirkus Reviews

"The distinctive folk-art-like birdhouses, changing forest foliage, and colorful birds of different species create an alluring backdrop for the unfolding math lessons, as well as a gentle chronicle of art-making and the lives of birds." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Eun-sun Han is a pediatric psychotherapist and a children's book author. Ju-kyoung Kim is the illustrator of several picture books.