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TitleThe yellow bird sings / Jennifer Rosner.
AuthorRosner, Jennifer author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC ROS50887000115293AvailableHamlin
F ROS50837000330948AvailableFriends

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1250179769 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781250179760 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Rosner, Jennifer author.
Title Statement The yellow bird sings / Jennifer Rosner.
Edition Statement First U.S. edition.
Imprint New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
Physical Description 294 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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, R?oza 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, R?oza 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 R?oza 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 R?oza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Hiding places Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Imagination Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mother and child Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Poland Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction

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