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The Message of the Birds
The Message of the Birds

The Message of the Birds


minedition minibooks


32 Pages, 5.75 x 7.25

Hardcover Picture Book, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9789888341511

Rights: WOR

minedition (Oct 2017)

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A timeless message of how peace can spread from one person to another, ideal for Christmas time, and throughout the year. Long ago a special child was born, and the animals heard a song of blessing and good will for all the creatures of the earth. But now the birds wonder why no one sings the song anymore. And so they fly far and wide, singing the song of joy and peace. Here is a beautiful story about the powerful role we all play in passing on the timeless message: "Let there be peace. Peace on Earth."


"The tale itself involves the birds of the world and a song they learned long ago that they want to sing to every child that they find. The real lure is the art, however. Particularly the various birds, most that you won't find in North America." â€â€Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal Praise for the picture book edition: "Told through simple, lyrical words, the story of how the birds fly off to spread a song of peace by singing to children is a touching and profound interpretation of the role of the Christ Child and the meaning of his birth....A lovely, quiet book with something powerful to say." â€â€Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Kate Westerlund is the author of  A Cup for Everyone, If You Wish, and Sharing Christmas. Feridun Oral is a children's book illustrator whose work has been published throughout the world. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions and is the recipient of many awards, including an award from UNESCO in Japan. His books include A Red Apple, and A Warm Winter.