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Abby's Birds

by Ellen Schwartz, illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

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list price: $22.95
edition:Hardcover
published: June 1999
ISBN:9781896580869
publisher: Tradewind Books
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Mrs. Naka teaches Abby how to make origami birds and Abby conjures up a surprise to comfort her.

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Ellen Schwartz

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Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

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Ellen Schwartz is a highly acclaimed author of twelve books for young children and teen guides to vegetarianism and yoga. Ellen lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, where she loves to watch the birds that come to her bird feeder all year round.

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Abby's Birds

This award-winning book uses patterned Japanese origami paper, textured cut-paper and rice paper in collage style to create intriguing artwork. Abby learns valuable life lessons from Mrs. Naka, her elderly Japanese neighbour. Through their shared love of the backyard robin family, Abby experiences the joys and sorrows of the life cycle. When Mrs. Naka is hospitalized, Abby is able to express empathy and love for her in a poignant way with the origami paper cranes her neighbour had taught her to fold. Instructions for creating paper cranes are printed inside the book jacket cover.

Ellen Schwartz is a Burnaby, BC author who has written twelve children’s books. Sima Elizabeth Shefrin lives in Vancouver and on Gabriola Island, BC.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Abby’s Birds

Abby’s elderly Japanese neighbour, Mrs. Naka, teaches her how to make tori (origami birds). When the old woman has an accident, Abby uses her new skill to conjure up a comforting surprise for Mrs. Naka’s return home. Includes instructions on how to make paper cranes.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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