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The Resource The feather, written by Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

The feather, written by Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Label
The feather
Title
The feather
Statement of responsibility
written by Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul' - Emily Dickinson. This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night. In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness
Summary
When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night. In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness
Tone
Illustration
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618215
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wild, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blackwood, Freya
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kindness
  • Hope
  • Feathers
Target audience
preschool
Label
The feather, written by Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061225627
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781760124212
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007798150
Label
The feather, written by Margaret Wild ; illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061225627
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781760124212
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007798150

Library Locations

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