To Judith Jango-Cohen and Kate Narita, for their friendship and their help with this book -M.S.
To my niece Lizzie, who flies like a bird -S.S.B
Birds and feathers go together, like trees and leaves, like stars and the sky.
A note about collecting in nature: Gathering and keeping feathers from native wild birds is prohibited. In some cases you may collect feathers after obtaining a specific permit or license. Please be mindful of the laws that protect birds and their environment.
But most of all, feathers can give birds the lift they need to race across the sky.