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The bird in me flies / Sara Lundberg ; t ranslated by B.J. Epstein ; afterword by Alexandra Sunqvist.

Lundberg, Sara, (author.). Epstein, B. J., 1979- (translator.). Sundqvist, Alexandra, 1986- (writer of afterword.).


"What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything expected of you? When the only person who understands you disappears? When you are young and long for something that seems out of reach? Berta dreams of being an artist, but as a girl growing up in a small Swedish farming village in the 1920s, she has little hope. She finds solace in nature, and in drawing and shaping birds from clay for her mother, the only person who seems to truly understand her. When her mother succumbs to tuberculosis, Berta feels alone, in despair and even more burdened by all the work on the farm. Can she find the courage to defy her father and the social conventions of her time, and fly free? This beautifully illustrated novel in verse, inspired by the paintings, letters and diaries of Swedish artist Berta Hansson (1910-1994), is a universal story of grief, longing and following your dreams. Includes an afterword by journalist Alexandra Sundqvist."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781773062600
  • ISBN: 1773062603
  • Physical Description: 120 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Groundwood Books : 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation from Swedish of: Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Hansson, Berta, 1910-1994 > Juvenile fiction.
Hansson, Berta, 1910-1994 > Fiction.
Hansson, Berta, 1910-1994 > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Hansson, Berta, 1910-1994.
Dreams > Juvenile fiction.
Drawing > Juvenile fiction.
Tuberculosis > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Farm life > Sweden > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / Europe.
JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
Painters > Juvenile fiction.
Mother-daughter relationship > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Farm life > Juvenile fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
Mother-daughter relationship > Fiction.
Mothers > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Sweden > Juvenile fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Sweden > Juvenile fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Novels in verse.
Biographical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Biographical fiction.
Novels in verse.

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