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Clever, Loveable Crow Flies Through Whimsical Mix Of Science And Poetry

Mar 8, 2016

Crow has a question: “Could it possibly be you’re like me?”

Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who is a story about a crow flying through the animal kingdom in the Pacific Northwest, talking to other creatures who live there. He's looking for clues to his own identity.

Award-winning author Thor Hanson's writing style is flowing and poetic, which makes it fun to read aloud. Hanson is a biologist who has transferred his adult knowledge about the animal kingdom to this beautiful book for young readers.

My eight-year-old daughter enjoyed the story, the illustrations, and the idea of a questing crow. She related to the differences between creatures and the differences between people in her own social circle.

Dana Arnim's beautiful images illustrate the world from a bird’s eye view and provide intriguing visual references for kids. Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who is intended for children between 4 and 8 years of age.

Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who
Thor Hanson; Illustrated by Dana Arnim
32 pages
Sasquatch Books
Release date: April 5, 2016

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Olivia Sears is the mother of two daughters and a board operator and deejay at Montana Public Radio.  Her interests and hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, beading, and playing and learning with her children. Some of her family's favorite reading adventures have to do with Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte’s Web, Junie B. Jones, Beatrix Potter, Ramona and Beezus, and anything from David Shannon. Olivia learned a love of reading from her mother and keeps these words from Edmund Wilson in mind when writing her reviews: "No two persons ever read the same book."