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Flight of the Hummingbird
     

Flight of the Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, The Dalai Lama, Wangari Maathai
 

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ISBN-10: 1553653726

ISBN-13: 9781553653721

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Greystone Books

Hummingbirds have long been a symbol of wisdom and courage. In this charming story, a hummingbird makes a valiant effort to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home — trip after trip, her beak is filled each time with just a drop of water. Her efforts show her woodland companions that doing something — anything — is better than

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Hummingbirds have long been a symbol of wisdom and courage. In this charming story, a hummingbird makes a valiant effort to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home — trip after trip, her beak is filled each time with just a drop of water. Her efforts show her woodland companions that doing something — anything — is better than doing nothing at all. The hummingbird parable, which originates with the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists worldwide committed to making meaningful change. This retelling, enlivened by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ fabulous Haida-manga illustrations, is suitable for all ages of would-be activists. Although environmental responsibility often seems like an overwhelming task, The Flight of the Hummingbird shows how easy it is to start and how great the effect could be if everyone just did what they could.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553653721
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword: Wisdom of the Hummingbird     9
Flight of the Hummingbird     13
The Hummingbird's Effect     33
Afterword: Universal Responsibility     39
A Single Bead of Water     51
Biographical Notes     54

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