The Language of Birdsby Rafe Martin, Susan Gaber
Ivan and Vasilli are as different as brothers can be. When their father sends them out to prove themselves in the wide world, Vasilli is only out for himself, while Ivan approaches the future with a generous heart. When a thoughtful gesture saves the life of a baby bird, Ivan is granted a wish from the bird's motherhe is able to understand the language of birds. Vasilli mocks this humble gift even when he's warned of danger and his bullheadedness lands him in a dungeon. But Ivan comes to his rescue, freeing Vasilli and greatly impressing a princess at the same time.
Susan Gaber's glowing illustrations enhance and expand this captivating retelling of a Russian fairy tale from acclaimed story-teller Rafe Martin.
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