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Named A Notable Children's Book Of 2013 by The New York Times

Named One Of The Best Books Of 2013 by Publishers Weekly

The Best Books Of 2013 by Barnes & Noble

A 2013 Best Books For Children Selection -- American Bookseller's Association
"Like nothing you have seen before."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Few picture books capture the somber hues of loneliness and introspection as stunningly as Staake does in this aptly wordless tale. A book of true beauty"
- The New York Times
"A feast for the observant eye ... conveys extraordinary depth of emotion."
- The Horn Book
"Some books can rightfully be called books of a lifetime ... for Bob Staake, this is that book."
- Barnes & Noble
Editor's Recommendation
"Staake has drawn a book of true beauty."
- The New York Times
Notable Children's Books Of 2013
"Uplifting...impressive. Without use of a single word, this book raises all kinds of simple profundities."
- Booklist
"An extraordinarily beautiful and moving picture book ... Staake takes readers on a profound journey through sadness and hope."
- The Huffington Post
"A truly touching book."
- IndieBound.org
A Next List Top 10 Books of 2013 Selection
"Staake tackles a remarkable range of acordnant emotions -- grief, guilt, loneliness, hope -- evoking them with fierce clarity."
- The Horn Book
"Deeply impressive and moving."
- Publisher's Weekly
"Staake's ability ... has never been stronger than in this wordless title about a heroic bird."
- School Library Journal
"A mind-blowing story. Is it Bob Staake's magnus opus? Yes ... so far. Who know's what he will do next?"
- BoingBoing.net
"Staake makes a significant departure in tone from his earlier madcap work with this sensitive, wordless story about the salvation a lonely boy finds in the form of a friendly bluebird. Readers don't get a traditionally happy ending (for some, it will be downright heartbreaking), but the book's sense of hope transcends its tragedies."
- Publishers Weekly

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