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How the Birds Became Friends


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2023 Storytelling World Award honoree

Long ago when the world was very young, the birds did not get along. 
They were always fighting about who was better.

Beaks pecking! Feathers flying! 
Squawks and screeches everywhere!

Little Quail feels lost in all the noise, but with each bird trying to outdo the others, Quail bravely takes an unexpected approach. In this delightful take on a Burmese folktale from award-winning storyteller Noa Baum and illustrated by renowned ecologist and artist Zev Labinger, watch the power of kindness change the world.


About Noa Baum

Noa Baum is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller and author. Born and raised in Jerusalem, she presents internationally to diverse audiences, from the World Bank and universities to schools, festivals, and congregations.

About Zev Labinger

Zev is a visual artist, musician, and ecologist originally from the USA, but he has been living in Israel for the past 30 years. He became obsessed with nature and birds at age 11, and he has been studying and painting them ever since.

Product Details

Page Count: 32
ISBN-10: 1641705612
ISBN-13: 9781641705615
Product Format: Hardback

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