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Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky . . . a bird with a broken wing. Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little by little, the bird helps Pandora feel less lonely. The bird begins to fly again, and always comes back—bringing seeds and flowers and other small gifts. But then one day, it flies away and doesn't return. Pandora is heartbroken. Until things begin to grow . . .
Here is a stunningly illustrated celebration of connection and renewal.
About the Author
Victoria Turnbull is an emerging star in the U.K. picture book world, winner of the British Association of Illustrators New Talent Award and a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee. Her debut picture book, The Sea Tiger, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, a top honor in her native country. She lives in East London, England. To learn more, visit www.victurnbull.com.
★ "Though she may have inherited a dreary world, Pandora’s attempts to revitalize it will inspire readers who may be discouraged with humankind’s negative effect on the planet. Bound to generate discussion among adults and children alike, this quietly stirring offering can be read on multiple levels: as a love letter to friendship, a warning against careless treatment of the environment, or as a testament to the power of hope." —SLJ, starred review
★ "Turnbull's beautiful pictures are worth the proverbial thousand words... A valuable ecological message, deftly delivered. Incandescent." —Kirkus, starred review
★ "As an artist, Turnbull (The Sea Tiger) has two crucial gifts: the power of imagination and the ability to make emotions visible." —PW, starred review
"Gorgeous artwork from Kate Greenaway Medal nominee Turnbull uses soft pastels to show the young fox and bird forging their friendship. Children will delight in exploring and identifying the detailed “lost things” and contrasting them with the abundant beauty of the growing plants in this dreamy fable."—Booklist