The Language of Dovesby Rosemary Wells, Greg Shed (Illustrator)
On her sixth birthday Julietta's grandfather gives her one of his beautiful homing pigeons and tells her a story of his experience raising and training doves in Italy during the Great War.
Well's tale is one of remembrance, magic, and the power of love, and its melancholy air is lightened by nice touches. The best: In his youth, the grandfather would scour the woods for parasols and morelli, then launch his dove to send word of his finds to the cook at the orphanage.
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Rosemary Wells (www.rosemarywells.com) is the author and illustrator of dozens of books for children, including the Max and Ruby titles.
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