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The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis

The Conference of the Birds (edition 2011)

by Peter Sis

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Title:The Conference of the Birds
Authors:Peter Sis
Info:Penguin Press HC, The (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 160 pages
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I loved this book. The ideas are deep but the writing is not complicated. It is organized in a very interesting way and there are not an overwhelming amount of text. Each chapter is short but carries a lot of meaning. I feel that it could be used in a classroom with upper level elementary kids to provoke in depth discussions. This book really pushes the reader to uncover the deeper meaning and understanding of the story. The illustrations on every page are amazing. The combination of illustrations and simple meaningful text make this a truly awesome book. The big idea of the book is to expose readers to beautiful artwork, provide a different point of view and to get children to think about ideas that may be considered "outside of the box". ( )
  rsochu1 | Mar 5, 2015 |
The spare text, based on a 12th-century story, is quite philosophical: this is not a "children's book" per se. The design of the book is remarkable, and the joy is in the details of Sis's lush illustrations. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Sis's breathtaking art brings new life to the 12th century Persian epic poem. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully designed. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Another beautifully illustrated book from Peter Sis. In the true spirit of poetry, the few words he choses to adapt from the lengthy original beautifully convey the messages and story of the original. ( )
  thelukewarm225 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Gorgeous illustrations, which is exactly what I expected from Peter Sis, but the story was a little too allegorical for my mood. ( )
  Jessica_Olin | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Peter Sísprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Janiš, ViktorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Presents an illustrated tale of thirty birds and their perilous journey through the seven valleys of Quest, Love, Understanding, Detachment, Unity, Amazement, and Death in a quest to find their true king, the Simorgh.

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