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Children's LiteratureIn a flight of her imagination, when touched by a crow's feather, a young girl's arms become wings as she flies "lifted on the winds." From on high she views her now-tiny family and the horses in a nearby field, then descends as a small crow flying above the town. She nests and naps as a crow, but hearing her mother call as a storm approaches, she is happy to be a girl at home again. Her grandfather's gift of a feather when she tells him of her flight seems a promise of future adventure. Naturalistic colored-pencil and acrylic paintings fill most of the double pages with pictures of the girl as crow and what she observes: sunflowers, fish in a pond, and more. The text is set in short lines suggesting poetry, while the illustrations echo the mood in their use of warm colors in scenes viewed as if through a fine screen. The words and pictures combine to help us fly along with the narrator. 2003, Northwood Press, Ages 4 to 8.
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz