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The Feather

'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul' - Emily Dickinson. This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night. In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004301465 E
Easy Picture Book   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 20 Sep 2019
32320004301473 E
Easy Picture Book   Maitland library . . On Loan . 4 Oct 2019
32320004301457 E
Easy Picture Book   Rutherford library . . On Loan . 4 Oct 2019
32320004301440 E
Easy Picture Book   Thornton library . . Available .  
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Catalogue Information
Field name Details
Classification Number E
Author Wild, Margaret, 1948-
Title The Feather [BK]
Physical Description colour illustrations ;
Series 2019 CBCA Award for Picture Book of the Year shortlisted book
'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul' - Emily Dickinson. This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night. In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness.
Subject Kindness -- Juvenile fiction
Dystopias -- Juvenile fiction
Australian fiction
Hope -- Juvenile fiction
Feathers -- Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Redemption -- Juvenile fiction
Additional Author Blackwood, Freya
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