Friday, January 19, 2007

The True Story of Stellina

Author: Matteo Pericoli

Quote: And then, another day, Stellina learned how to fly, all by herself, and Holly was so excited, because Holly, my wife, doesn't know how to fly. She knows how to dance, but not how to fly.

Why you should read this book: The author's wife really found a baby bird at the corner of 46th and Third in Manhattan, took it home, and cared for it for the next eight years. The drawing are warm, the prose poetic, and the story sweet and engaging.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You think wild animals ought to stay in the wild, even if that means a gutter in Manhattan.

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