The Mountain That Loved a Bird


Author: Alice McLerran
Illustrated by Stephen Aitken

9788181460769 | Centre Stapled | pp. 32 | 2006 | Tulika Publishers

This book tells the tale of a bird that changes the life of a cold and bare mountain.

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This well-loved story by an American writer draws from universal truths as it tells a lyrical tale of a small bird that changes the life of a cold and bare mountain. Read, performed and presented through puppets all over the world, it has also been dramatised innovatively in different countries, the most recent being Japan. This new edition has rich and evocative illustrations by Stephen Aitken, who lives in Himachal Pradesh.

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Alice McLerran
Illustrator: Stephen Aitken




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About the Contributors

The author has been writing since 1984, often working on her books as she accompanies her physicist husband on visits around the globe. SOme of her best know books include The Ghost Dance, Dreamsong, The Year of the Ranch and Roxaboxen. She lives in the United States.

The illustrator is also a writer, a biologist and Managing Editor of the Biodiversity Journal. He lives in Kulu, Himachal Pradesh. The illustrations for this book reflect the luminous colours of the Himalayan skies over India.


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