the woman who turned children into birds
a charming tale from a beloved storyteller and award-winning illustrator urges readers of all ages to take chances and find joy.
nanty solo is new in town and claims she can turn children into birds. terrified parents forbid the idea, but the children want to fly—they want it very much. one by one, they are transformed until the sky over town teems with rooks and goldfinches, parakeets and sparrows. the adults take one look and cry, “get out of that sky this very minute!” but the sight of their offspring—set free to soar, hope, and explore—soon has the grown-ups wondering what it might be like to have wings to fly and a beak to sing. . .