The Dead Bird

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Random House Children's Books, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 39 pages
16 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  - Drew Graham - Goodreads

Some kids find a dead bird in the woods, and though it breaks their heart, they try to do what they can to deal with it and move on. There was something SO strange about this book. I get the idea ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jae - Goodreads

Why. What. Omg. I think I loved 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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