The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas

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“Let me carry you,” said the Robot.

“I’ll carry you in my heart, and shelter you from the cold and storms.”  

High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter’s day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in the empty space where his heart used to be, neither of them can predict what astonishing things will happen. Together the newfound friends set off on a memorable journey that will change them both.

 This fable-like tale, bursting with bright, winsome illustrations, is a fresh take on the timeless themes of friendship and second chances.
 

About David Lucas

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DAVID LUCAS studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, England. He has written and illustrated several picture books, including Halibut Jackson, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives in London.
 
Published September 25, 2007 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Lucas produces his most meditative work to date in a tale that reads like a mechanical improvement on Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince.” When a robot’s heart breaks unexpectedly he is sent to the scrap heap to wait out his days, until one cold night a bluebird lands on him.

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A Tin Man–like robot with a broken heart finds purpose in one of two books this fall by Lucas (Halibut Jackson ) to feature an ingenuous creature navigating an uncertain world (the other is Candlewick's Peanut , about a confused monkey).

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