Ostrich and Lark

Ostrich and Lark 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 j

  • Title: Ostrich and Lark
  • Author: Marilyn Nelson Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botsw
  • ISBN: 9781590787021
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 SOstrich 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.

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      Published :2018-09-23T07:36:41+00:00

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    1. Wonderful art.Love the ostrich's dreams.a favorite page: Lark flew up to anOstrich-high branchand looked at his friendwith a big WOW in his eyes.

    2. This book is about more than a child’s picture book by a Newberry Honor Book author; it is about breaking down barriers. The Kuru Art Project of Botswana provided the vibrant pictures for the tale that describes their journey as much as it does the story accompanying the art. And make no mistake about it, the book is about the art and it is fabulous. It is vibrant and adds color to the text that is a little more complicated than the art. In fact, the text is often overwhelmed by the art- which [...]

    3. Beautiful art that never seems to quite mesh completely with the lyrical story. A lovely, unique work nonetheless.

    4. This story was a great way of expressing different cultures and also about the bond of a friendship. Ostrich and Lark share about the African Culture while traveling through the Kalahari desert. This book was not one that I enjoyed reading, but looking at the illustrations and colors was something that I did enjoy.

    5. This beautiful book won the NCTE Award for Poetry for Children. I love the illustrations and the note about the Kung San, but my favorite part of the book is the point it makes at the end. No spoilers.“Ostrich fluttered his billowy wings.He stretch his graceful neck, closed his eyes, and”

    6. The illustrations are incredible. The story does not live up to the illustrations. Lark and Ostrich are long time friends. Ostrich finally finds his voice by the end of the book. Use to talk about everyone maturing at different times.

    7. The back story about the artists is heart-wrenching. It is the story of Native People around the world, but this loss of the !Kung San culture is happening now. The parallels between the story of the Ostrich finding his voice and the !Kung San finding a place in the 21st Century provide hope.

    8. Although the illustrations are beautiful, this story did not capture my attention like I had hoped. Overall, for such a short book, it seemed disjointed.

    9. This is a book to look at deeply and take in the message. The art is from the Kuru Art Project of Botswana and it is very moving.

    10. 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 [...]

    11. This book would be great to read to the students to motivate them that they can do anything that they can set their minds to. People, regardless of what age they are, sometimes just need a little push and motivation. I think it is important to constantly remind the students this, especially when they get frustrated and cannot do something. For example a child might struggle with reading, it is important to take a little time out sometimes from it and remind them that a good reader does not alway [...]

    12. Ostrich and Lark is a beautifully written book with vibrant and colorful illustrations. It tells the story of two birds Ostrich and Lark one who is silent but very big and one who sings but is very small. Ostrich and Lark begin and end each day together under the African sun. One day Ostrich unexpectedly finds his voice and breaks the routine. The beautiful illustrations in this book are done by the San artists of Botswana and are unique and appealing.

    13. I love Marilyn Nelson's work - all of it. Ostrich and Lark is a beautiful piece about finding one's voice, literally and figuratively. The artwork, by the San artists of the Kuru Art Project of Botswana is bold, bright and beautiful. The pages are a bit busy for my taste and the artist's signatures sometimes detract from the spread, but this is still a magical piece well worth reading and sharing.

    14. Marilyn Nelson has incorporated the most beautiful drawings from the San Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana. The art is vivid and beautiful. The story of the ostrich finding its voice is one children will love. Great read-aloud.

    15. Age: Preschool-2nd gradeAnimals: BirdsAlthough the story is a lower level for preschoolers, the overall importance of the book is its presentation of African art by San artists, perfect for a 1st-2nd grade classroom. Author provides a short note about the !Kung San people at the beginning.

    16. A simple tale of an ostrich and his friend the lark. Pictures are unique artwork from the San people of Africa, and the words are lyrical and imaginative.

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