Author(s): Bob Staake

Wordless Books

Readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old. "Deeply impressive and moving". (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review). "A book of true beauty". (The New York Times).


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A beautiful and moving wordless picture book exploring the universal themes of loneliness, bullying and the importance of friendship.

"A book of true beauty with a bittersweet ending" New York Times, Notable Children's Books of the Year "Deeply impressive and moving. " Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review "Like nothing you have seen before." Kirkus, Starred Review "Few picture books capture the somber hues of loneliness and introspection as stunningly as Staake does in this aptly wordless tale. A book of true beauty" The New York Times "Staake's ability ... has never been stronger than in this wordless title about a heroic bird." School Library Journal

Bob Staake is an American illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author and designer. He has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes Bluebird is the story he was born to write. He lives and works in Chatham, Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9781783441853
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : 0.247
  • : June 2014
  • : 240mm X 280mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bob Staake
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 40
  • : chiefly illustrations (colour)