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Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

Author: Woods, Matilda
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 04/05/2017
ISBN: 9781407178691
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora where fish fly out of the sea and everyone knows everybody's business. There he makes coffins for the great and small, but being the only coffin maker in town can be lonely. That is until a little boy and a magical bird enter his life and change it forever.
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"This luminous tale of loss, love and finding family is threaded
through with the power of storytelling, and a touch of magic. 'A
giant of a little thing', as Alberto would say, The Boy, the Bird,
& the Coffin Maker reads like a classic." Kiran Millwood Hargrave,
author of The Girl of Ink and Stars.

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of
the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker, spending
his quiet, solitary days creating the final resting places
of Allora's people. Until the day a mysterious boy and his magical
bird arrive - flying from danger and searching for a safe haven.
Tito is fearful, suspicious of kindness, but as the winter days
grow colder and darker, Alberto's home grows warmer and brighter.
Can Tito and his bird be sheltered from the town's prying eyes
and the shadows of their past?
A story of life and death and of how hope can burn bright in a place
faded by sadness.

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