Kali's Song by Jeanette Winter

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Renowned picture book author and illustrator Jeanette Winter brings us the enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago. Kali must learn to hunt, like the rest of the men in his tribe. But when Kali plucks the string on his bow, he forgets about shooting arrows, and makes music long into the night. Even the stars come close to listen.

This lovely story celebrates the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and the power of music and art over violence. According to the New York Times, it "will resonate with all young children who seek to find their path in the world—and may perhaps be a bit wary of other people’s expectations."

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About Jeanette Winter

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JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated almost 50 books for children, including The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, Diego (New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Parents' Choice Award winner, and Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies), Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (New York Times Notable Book, Parents' Choice Silver Medal), The Librarian of Basra (ALA Notable Book), My Name Is Georgia (Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, ALA Notable, Booklist Editors' Choice), and Mama (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal). Her art with flat colors and perspectives in the folk art tradition has brought her many honors.
Published March 13, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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After weeks of ditching hunting practice and instead playing his bow until stars “c[o]me close to listen,” the day of the big hunt worries Kali and his readers alike.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Kali's Song

Publishers Weekly

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“Soon you’ll hunt and kill wild animals like these.” But Kali’s bow playing draws even the immense mammoths the bowmen in his tribe are pursuing: “They had heard the sounds from his bow and had come to listen.” Kali’s people recognize the boy as a shaman.

Jan 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Kali's Song

New York Journal of Books

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“Bravo to Jeanette Winter for this magical little book humming with hope.”

Mar 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Kali's Song

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