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The bird in me flies

Author: Sara Lundberg; B J Epstein; Alexandra Sundqvist
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything expected of you? When the only person who understands you disappears? When you are young and long for something that seems out of reach? Berta dreams of being an artist, but as a girl growing up in a small Swedish farming village in the 1920s, she has little hope. She finds solace in nature, and in drawing and shaping birds from clay for her mother,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Novels in verse
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Romans en vers
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lundberg, Sara.
Bird in me flies.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1110702586
Named Person: Berta Hansson; Berta Hansson; Berta Hansson; Berta Hansson
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Lundberg; B J Epstein; Alexandra Sundqvist
ISBN: 9781773062600 1773062603
OCLC Number: 1110702650
Notes: Translation from Swedish of: Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill.
Description: 120 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill.
Responsibility: Sara Lundberg ; translated by B.J. Epstein ; afterword by Alexandra Sunqvist.

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"What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything expected of you? When the only person who understands you disappears? When you are young and long for something that seems out of reach? Berta dreams of being an artist, but as a girl growing up in a small Swedish farming village in the 1920s, she has little hope. She finds solace in nature, and in drawing and shaping birds from clay for her mother, the only person who seems to truly understand her. When her mother succumbs to tuberculosis, Berta feels alone, in despair and even more burdened by all the work on the farm. Can she find the courage to defy her father and the social conventions of her time, and fly free? This beautifully illustrated novel in verse, inspired by the paintings, letters and diaries of Swedish artist Berta Hansson (1910-1994), is a universal story of grief, longing and following your dreams. Includes an afterword by journalist Alexandra Sundqvist."--

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