The Dead Bird

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Random House Children's Books, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 39 pages
14 Reviews
There is a little bird lying on its side. Its eyes are closed and there's no heart beat. The children are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the forest, they dig a hole for the bird, and cover it with warm ferns and flowers. Finally, their sweet song sends the little bird on its way. Full color.

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Review: The Dead Bird

User Review  - Hanna - Goodreads

A co-worker got his daughter her first library card during her 3rd birthday. When they turned her loose into the stacks, she returned with this book. He kindly brought it in and we had a Creative Department story time. It was delightful. Read full review

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User Review  - iceangel456 - LibraryThing

this book is about a group of friends who find a dead bird and decide to bury and grieve it Read full review

About the author (1979)

Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Some of her best known titles include Goodnight Moon, Big Red Barn and Runaway Bunny. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France.

Barbara Brown is a published academic and fiction writer, as well as a practising psychotherapist.

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