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The most amazing bird / written by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak ; illustrated by Andrew Qappik, CM.

Kusugak, Michael, (author.). Qappik, Andrew, 1964- (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE KUS (Text) 0001002441242 JUV Easy New Available -

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"A young girl discovers nature's surprising beauty in this tale from a renowned Inuit storyteller. When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she's surprised by a sudden CRAH! All the birds have flown south for the winter except one kind; the tulugarguat, the ravens. They're the ugliest birds that Aggaataa has ever seen. They look like they slept in their coat; coats that don't even fit! However, as the winter slowly moves towards spring, Aggataa connects with one small raven in particular. As the seasons change in full, the ravens leave and are replaced by seagulls, cranes, geese, ducks, and swans; all of them far more elegant than the ٢Ugly Bird.٣ But where Aggataa once thought the ravens odd for visiting during the harshest part of the year, she now finds herself watching the horizon, waiting for the return of the most amazing bird. This touching story by award-winning author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak reminds us of our lasting connection to nature, while art by celebrated illustrator Andrew Qappik, CM, illuminates the enduring magic of the changing seasons."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
AD550L Lexile
Decoding demand: 61 (high) Semantic demand: 74 (high) Syntactic demand: 76 (high) Structure demand: 82 (very high) Lexile
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Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Ravens > Juvenile fiction.
Birds > Juvenile fiction.
Seasons > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

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