The Secret Message

The Secret Message


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Alone, imprisoned in a golden cage, and far from the jungles of home, a parrot longs to escape. Will he ever fly free again?

Based on a poem by the ancient Persian philosopher Rumi, The Secret Message is a funny story of surprising twists, powerful solidarity, exotic travels, and a simple wish fulfilled. This witty tale, told with humor and vibrant images, will enchant young readers as it introduces them to the culture, literature, and history of Persia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423110446
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

MINA JAVAHERBIN ( was born in Iran and has studied the literature, architecture, and history of Persia extensively. She is the author of the picture book Goal, illustrated by A.G. Ford. Ms. Javaherbin lives and writes in California.

BRUCE WHATLEY is one of Australia's best-loved and most-respected author illustrators, with more than fifty books to date, many of which earned special honors from the Children's Book Council of Australia. His books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volumes, The Secret World of Wombats and How to Scratch a Wombat.

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AviRel More than 1 year ago
Love this story. Engaged TK - 5th grade students at my two STEAM Academy Elementary schools. Gave them background on history, use of Atlas/maps, and origin of silk. Used maps for location of India, Persia/Iran, and the Silk Road. Showed pictures of the silkworm and silk product. Great teaching tool for history, geography, and science.