The True Story of Stellina by Matteo Pericoli

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Stellina was a bird: “CHEEP.” A very little bird: “Cheep! cheep!”So begins critically acclaimed author Matteo Pericoli’s all-true story of how he and his wife, Holly, came to rescue and raise a little finch, Stellina, in the middle of New York City. When no zoo would take the abandoned bird, fallen from her nest onto a busy street, Holly took her home and gave her the best life she could. And there, in a Manhattan apartment, Stellina leaned how to eat, fly, and sing.
 

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Matteo Pericoli, creator of See the City: The Journey of Manhattan unfurled, is an Italian-born architect and illustrator. He lives with his wife in Queens, New York.
 
Published March 14, 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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This tender free-verse poem commemorates a baby finch found on a Manhattan street corner by Holly, the author’s future wife.

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at crucial junctures), Pericoli remembers the day Stellina learned to eat by herself, the day she learned to fly ("Holly was so excited,/ because Holly, my wife,/ doesn't know how to fly./ She knows how to dance,/ but not how to fly"), and the day Stellina landed on his own pencil.

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