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“To love a bird is to know heaven.”


This product is only available in digital format.

Crane Maiden is a love story of people and birds. A transformative tale of loss and reunion, a dream, a dance of ancient birds believed in Asia to live for one thousand years. People flock from around the world to witness the Red-crowned Cranes perform their feathered ballet. Inspired by this beloved bird’s courtship dance, acclaimed nature writer Brenda Peterson and master Chinese illustrator Ed Young created this stunning illustrated poem of shadow art. The digital book is best enjoyed on the screen with its collage of paper, feathers, and light—all illuminated by the moon. Now an exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this enlightening story of these “birds of happiness” is for all ages.

Crane Maiden

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