Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon

By LAWSON, JonArno

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ISBN
9781592702626
Publisher
Enchanted Lion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2019  |  Picture Books

Gr 2–5—A long-legged white bird contemplates solitude, belonging, and connectedness in this spare, introspective offering. "You can be far away inside,/and far away outside./With others, but still on your own," the book opens, and the bird is shown leaning against a chimney, soaring over the landscape, and in the middle of—yet disconnected from—a flock. As the bird interacts with various people throughout an unnamed city, the colors and patterns they wear ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2019

Lawson's poetic text explores the nature of the self (internal, external, alone, and connected), while Kazemi's illustrations are appropriately mysterious and hazy, allowing the words to maintain multiple meanings. The central character is a white bird with an inscrutable facial expression and long, humanlike legs. At first we see it perched on a roof, then soaring through the sky; sitting among other (ordinary) birds; and walking amongst humans: "With others, but still on your own." ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2019

Lawson's poetic text explores the nature of the self (internal, external, alone, and connected), while Kazemi's illustrations are appropriately mysterious and hazy, allowing the words to maintain multiple meanings. The central character is a white bird with an inscrutable facial expression and long, humanlike legs. At first we see it perched on a roof, then soaring through the sky; sitting among other (ordinary) birds; and walking amongst humans: "With others, but still on your own." ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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