Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a by Megan McDonald

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The baya bird of India weaves its nest of grasses and flowers. In this dramatic yet lulling lullaby of a book, such a bird also saves a baby girl's life.

Melodious words and artful pictures intertwine to cast a spell, as luminous as the nest the baya bird builds and encrusts with fireflies, as powerful as the love one Indian mother feels for the choti ladki she rocks in the cradle of her vermilion scarf.


About Megan McDonald

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Megan McDonald was born February 28, 1959, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up in the 1960s the youngest of five girls - which later became the inspiration of the Sister's Club. She attended Oberlin College and received a B.A. in English, then she went on to receive a Library Science degree at Pittsburgh University in 1986. Before becoming a full-time writer, McDonald had a variety of jobs working in libraries, bookstores, museums, and even as a park ranger.She was children's librarian, working at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Library and Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She has received various awards for her storytelling including a Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award, a Children's Choice Book award, and a Keystone State Award among others. McDonald has also written many picture books for younger children and continues to write. Her most recent work was the "Julie Albright" series of books for the American public. She currently resides in Sebastopol, California with her husband and pets. Vera Rosenberry is the author and illustrator of "When Vera Was Sick" which was praised as "a lovely book" in "The New York Times," A former resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ms. Rosenberry now lives in Cambridge, England with her husband.
Published July 1, 2003 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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