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Children's Fiction Friendship

Hello, Crow

by (author) Candace Savage

illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Friendship, Birds, Parents
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


“A wonderful way to introduce young readers to the natural world that lurks just outside their windows.”
—Globe Books

Will Franny ever prove to her dad that crows and kids can be friends?

Franny has a new friend—a crow who brings her presents in its beak. Like a red button! And a silver heart! Franny’s dad doesn’t believe her. He says crows and kids can’t be friends. But Franny knows better. How will Franny prove her new playmate is real? And what will the crafty crow bring next?

Award-winning author Candace Savage, whose crow expertise is lauded in popular books such as Bird Brains, motivates families to be present when exploring parks, backyards, balconies, city streets, beaches, and skies.

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

About the authors

Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Geographic. She lives in Saskatoon, SK.

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CHELSEA O’BYRNE is a freelance illustrator and art instructor based in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University with a BFA in illustration. She has also illustrated Hello, Crow! written by Candace Savage, and Marisa and the Mountains, written by George M. Johnson.


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Editorial Reviews

“[Hello, Crow!] is a wonderful way to introduce young readers to the natural world that lurks just outside their windows.”
—Globe Books

“Both tells and shows us an antidote to Richard Louv's 'nature-deficit disorder' in this satisfying picture book...A gift for the nature shelf.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A verdant and engaging read-aloud, perfect for budding naturalists.”
School Library Journal

“A wonderful book about crows, nature, being present, and paying attention.”
Book Riot

“A charming story that gently nudges children to explore outside and pay attention to nature’s endless delights, Hello, Crow! is delightful in every way.”—Books to Borrow, Books to Buy

“Kids will get a chuckle out of Franny's absent-mindedness and adults may recognize a young dreamer in their life….younger readers and animal lovers... will find the ending quite satisfying. Gift this one to the budding naturalist or misunderstood dreamer in your life!”
—A Mom's Spare Time

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