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Birdsong

A picture book by Julie Flett.

Julie Flett

When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions. (From Greystone Books)

Birdsong was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustration.

Julie Flett has illustrated several picture books including Little YouMy Heart Fills with Happiness and We Sang You Home.

Interviews with Julie Flett

How do you make pictures for a book about life in residential school, kid-friendly? And how do you bring that lightness to a difficult and dark period of history? That's something Julie Flett had to figure out. 8:05

Other books by Julie Flett

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