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Ostrich and Lark

Ages: 4-8
Pages: 32
List Price: $16.95
Cover: Hardcover
Published: 9/1/2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-702-1

Ostrich and Lark spend their days on the grasslands of southern Africa surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. From his perch in a tree Lark joins the chorus, while below Ostrich is silent. Then comes the joyful day when Ostrich finds his voice. This picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of collaboration between the award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson and the San artists of Botswana. The story, which captures the feel of a traditional African folktale, is brought to life with vibrant illustrations inspired by the ancient rock paintings of the San people’s ancestors.

The author’s proceeds from this book will be used to support the San artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana.