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Spit & Sticks

Written by Marilyn Grohoske Evans & illustrated by Nicole Gsell
Published by Charlesbridge
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Succinct and factual text follows chimney swifts as they arrive on a Texas farm, build their nest, lay eggs, ready for fledglings to take flight, and eventually prepare to migrate back to South America. In a parallel, wordless story, a mom, dad, and young girl on the farm watch the chimney swifts throughout the summer and fall, even as they build a new crib and ready for the new baby they’re expecting. As they enjoy their baby’s first months, they also celebrate the fledglings’ first flight and bid the birds good-bye until next year.

Nicole Gsell’s soft illustrations follow the tales of both families—bird and human—from each unique perspective.

A beautiful addition to bird lovers’ collections, as well as classrooms and libraries.

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Who Wrote Spit & Sticks

Marilyn Grohoske Evans
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Who Illustrated Spit & Sticks

Nicole Gsell
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