Welcome, Brown Bird by Mary Lyn Ray

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Poetic text and stunning paintings tell the story of a wood thrush that makes the long migration between New England and Central America. At each end of the journey is a boy who watches and waits, protecting the bird's nesting place until it returns. Neither boy knows that his love of the thrush's sweet song links him--like a brother--to another boy across the world, a boy who doesn't even speak the same language.

Includes an author's note that details wood thrush migration and habitat protection.

About Mary Lyn Ray

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MARY LYN RAYhas written many books for children, includingPumpkins, illustrated by Barry Root, andRed Rubber Boot DayandMud, both illustrated by Lauren Stringer. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.PETER SYLVADAillustratedGleam and Glowby Eve Bunting andA Symphony of Whalesby Steve Schuch, which won the Christopher Medal and was named aNew York Times Book ReviewBest Illustrated Book of the Year and aSmithsonian MagazineNotable Book. He lives in Cardiff, California.
Published April 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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The migration of a small songbird symbolically connects two boys from opposite places in the world.

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Every fall, a wood thrush says goodbye to a boy in the northern hemisphere and flies thousands of miles south to greet a boy in the southern hemisphere.

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