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The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker



by
Matilda Woods
illustrated by
Anuska Allepuz

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Philomel
ISBN
9780525515210

Awards and Honors
ILA Children's Choices - 2019
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth - 2018
NYPL Best Books for Kids - 2018
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Death, Violence: Child Abuse
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Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora’s people. Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto’s kitchen, a door in the old man’s heart cracks open. Tito is lonely too—but he’s also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts?

One-color text and illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Death, Violence: Child Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

208

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 4

Lexile

740L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

8

JLG Release

Sep 2018

Book Genres


Topics

Carpenters. Runaways. Loneliness. Loss. Families. Magic. Birds. Friendship. Death and dying. Orphans and foster homes.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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