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The yellow bird sings : a novel, Jennifer Rosner

Label
The yellow bird sings : a novel
Title
The yellow bird sings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Rosner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is wartime in German-occupied Poland. A mother hides with her five-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess-though no one can see. She must hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Róza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Róza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Róza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope in even the darkest of times."--
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Rosner, Jennifer
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mothers and daughters
Label
The yellow bird sings : a novel, Jennifer Rosner
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Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781250179760
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 366206
  • 917263
Label
The yellow bird sings : a novel, Jennifer Rosner
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781250179760
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 366206
  • 917263

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
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    • Dr. Huq Family Library BranchBorrow it
      425 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M4W8, CA
      43.180871 -79.225607
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