Ostrich and Lark (Hardcover)

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    Meet two unusual friends. Lark is very small, and Ostrich is very big. Lark sings from his perch on a tree, but Ostrich is silent. The friends spend their days together, nibbling at their meals, surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. Then comes th...

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    Marilyn Nelson is the author of The Freedom Business, Fortune, and Carver: A Life in Poems, among other titles. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book winner, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book award winner. She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.

    The San were the first people of southern Africa. Their way of life is documented in rock paintings that date back thousands of years. The San Artists are a part of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana, an association formed in 1990 as part of a family of organizations dedicated to empowering the San with cultural revival and modern survival techniques. The artists create contemporary art, with no formal art lessons to influence their own innate abilities, using different techniques: linocuts, lithographs, oil on canvas, and more.

    Meet two unusual friends. Lark is very small, and Ostrich is very big. Lark sings from his perch on a tree, but Ostrich is silent. The friends spend their days together, nibbling at their meals, surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. Then comes the day when Ostrich finally finds his voice. It booms across the grassland, and suddenly Lark sees his friend in a new light. This unique picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of an inspired collaboration between the celebrated poet Marilyn Nelson and the San artists of Botswana. Each scene is stunningly interpreted in oil paints on canvas by a different artist and conveys the dramatic beauty of southern Africa's wildlife and landscape. The author's proceeds from the book will be used to support the artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana.


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    ISBN 9781590787021
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 2012-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Boyds Mills Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 9.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.96 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Nelson, Marilyn

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