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The Little Wing Giver

by Jacques Taravant
Illustrated by Peter Sis
Translated by Nina Ignatowicz, from the French

Published by U.S. edition: Henry Holt, 2001
32 pages
ISBN: 0-8050-6412-5

Ages 4 - 8

Adults who recall reading The Little Prince by the French writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry will discover a similar wondrous experience within this brief picture story featuring a little boy who gives wings to the world's creatures. The boy bestows wings upon birds and bugs and butterflies - and even to windmills. "...perhaps God had realized that He'd forgotten to give out wings and sent the little boy to complete His creation." The boy's basket of wings was never empty. One day, the little boy tires, and the creatures reciprocate with a special gift. Peter Sís's pastels perfectly complement a uniquely joyous and delicate fantasy elegantly presented for all who can suspend reality long enough for wonder. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Older Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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