Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Children's Book: I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death by Jan Thornhill

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Featured Children's Book: I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death by Jan Thornhill

I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death by Jan Thornhill won the Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards last night. I Found a Dead Bird discusses "what happens after death to how people cope with the loss of a loved one" and "guides young readers through difficult territory with grace, sensitivity, and touches of humor." Quill & Quire praises Thornhill for her "scientific honesty, her relish in discussing life’s astonishments, and her emotional restraint...." It’s impossible to read this book without experiencing an exhilaration of curiosity and a prickle of awe at nature’s dazzling complexity...."

I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death
by Jan Thornhill
Maple Tree Press
Ages 9 - 13
64 pages
hardcover $21.95 / paperback $12.95 From lifespans; to how things die; to what happens after death; and on to how we mark and cope with death, Thornhill takes a comprehensive look at the subject. Conversational in tone and very much within a young reader’s realm of understanding, I Found a Dead Bird explores fascinating aspects of life—and the end of life.

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