Lotus and Feather

By JIANG, Ji-li

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ISBN
9781423127543
Publisher
Disney-Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2016  |  PICTURE BOOKS

K-Gr 2—Lotus lives near a lake with her grandfather, a basket maker. While the setting is unspecified, the students' red scarves suggest China during the Cultural Revolution. The protagonist has been ignored by her classmates since a "winter illness" rendered her speechless. Her grandfather mourns another kind of solitude: the absence of animals in their wetlands habitat, which has been "ruined by greedy fishermen and hunters." A single crane, and the offstage hunter who wounds it, transforms everything. The girl's ability to communicate in other ways reveals her resourcefulness, as when she pounds on...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on December 1, 2016

Jiang's (Red Scarf Girl) story, about a Chinese girl named Lotus and a crane she rescues and tames, is set in contemporary times but has the sensibility of a folktale. At the book's opening, an illness has made the girl mute, and she is shunned by the other kids and lonely. Her grandfather provides solace, and then she finds companionship and purpose when she saves a magnificent crane after a hunter wounds it. The bird, whom Lotus names Feather, comes to trust her and even dances when she plays he...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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