On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen


On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen

From iconic award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Bird Hill is a wonderful new picture book created in collaboration with the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds. On Bird Hill is first in a new Jane Yolen series created for the Cornell Lab, loosely based on the old cumulative nursery rhyme/song The Green Grass Grew All Around, a nursery rhyme first published as a song in 1912 with words by William Jerome and melody by Harry Von Tilzer. But in this version, it's a boy and his dog who find the bird in a nest on a hill in a strange valley. This beautiful and enchanting story is sure to attract interest from millions of readers and fans of Jane's popular classics. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 25% of the net proceeds from the sale of On Bird Hill goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects such as children's educational and community programs.


A sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild. -- Publisher's Weekly An imaginative and original depiction of one of life's everyday miracles. -- Starred Review - Kirkus Reviews Perfect rhyme...we are all explorers once we leave our egg and look around...Marstall's curving lines and paths draw the reader in...underscoring the intertwined relationship of humans and nature. -- Booklist Along with the thought-provoking art, the poem's satisfying verses serve as a great jumping-off point for a nature wall or a bird-watching adventure for even the youngest listeners. -- School Library Journal Author Jane Yolen and Illustrator Bob Marstall have hit upon just the right balance of simple, ready for bedtime story telling with amazing huge splash page art. -- Beyond the Car Seat This book is special...with the wonderful words of Jane Yolen...lovely rhythm, It opens your eyes to the extraordinary in the ordinary of nature...a great start for the Cornell Lab's new publishing group. I look forward to more books in the series. -- NC Teacher Stuff The illustrations of the chick's birth express the newborn bird's wonder and joy, and his mother's quiet love. The observant reader can find many delightful details on every page. A Charming story that draws us in. -- Can You Read Me A Story Blog

About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 250 books, Jane Yolen has many creative talents, and when she is not writing spends her time composing songs and working as a professional storyteller. Jane is also the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children and a grandmother.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Jane Yolen
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Cornell Lab Publishing Group

Publication date

10th May 2016



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