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One Dark Bird

Written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
Published by Beach Lane Books
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From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and celebrated artist Frann Preston-Gannon comes a gorgeously illustrated, lyrical counting book that will have young readers’ imaginations taking flight. One dark bird is perched up high, with a view of the town and a taste of the sky. Then she’s joined by two more, then three, then four. Before long, there are hundreds of starlings dancing across the sky—and avoiding a hunting hawk with one of the most spectacular tricks in the animal kingdom. Then, when night comes, the starlings begin to depart, until finally there is just one dark bird perched way up high, with a view of the town and a taste of the sky.

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Who Wrote One Dark Bird

Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including One Dark Bird; In the Canyon; Happy Birthday, Bunny!; the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World; and Thank You, Garden. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at

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Who Illustrated One Dark Bird

Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann Preston-Gannon has illustrated many books for children, including My World, Deep Deep Sea, and What a Hoot! Based in London, Frann spent time in the United States as the first Brit selected for the Maurice Sendak fellowship.

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July 16, 2019