The Dead Bird

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Random House Children's Books, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 39 pages
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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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(easy) Children find a dead bird in the woods where they are playing. The children are very sad but in their ritualistic sacred treatment of the bird's remains, they are able to find happiness once ... Read full review

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This is a story about a group of children who are playing outdoors and stumble upon a dead bird. They are curious and check to see if it is really dead. When they discover it is, they decide to have a ... Read full review

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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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