Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon

Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon


Written by JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

What happens when a bird doesn’t feel like a bird?

Alone with himself, even among his flock, a young bird finds an unexpected connection in the eyes of a little girl. He begins to wonder about the nature of life: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be a bird? Swept up in his exploration of the human world, he doesn’t notice that his flock has already migrated south for the season. Beautifully illustrated by Nahid Kazemi, this sparse, lyrical story is about community lost and found, and what it means to know one’s self.

ISBN: 978-1-59270-262-6
8.3" (W) x 11.7" (H) • 56 pages • HCJ

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"Children beginning to understand that they are separate from those who surround them will sense the emotional truth that underpins both pictures and text even if they cannot yet articulate it. This metaphor for the construction of self offers much to thoughtful readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"A thoughtful and reverent book exploring complex yet deeply known feelings of belonging, identity, solitude and reflection. A book that opens wide to made experiences and interpretations." —Wandering Bookseller, Jesica Sweedler DeHart


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