Abby’s Birds

Abby’s Birds

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: November 2006
Illustrator: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
ASIN: 1896580866
ISBN: 9781896580869
About the Book

Abby makes an unlikely friend in her neighbourhood—her elderly Japanese neighbour, Mrs. Naka. All spring and summer, the two delight in the robins that live in the maple tree that straddles their yards. Mrs. Naka teaches Abby how to make tori—origami birds. When Mrs. Naka has an accident, will Abby be able to use her new skill to conjure up a surprise to comfort her ailing neighbour?

Praise for Abby’s Birds:

“Shefrin’s ingenious illustrations—most appealing to the eye—are the perfect medium for this exquisite book.” — The Globe and Mail


Winner of the Chocolate Lily Award 2008

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books of 2008

Finalist for the BC Book Prize 2007 Finalist for the Shining Willow Award 2008

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award 2007

Finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Award 2007

Finalist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award 2007

About the Illustrator:

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin lives and paints on Gabriola Island, BC.


About the Author
Ellen Schwartz

is a highly acclaimed author of seventeen books for young children and teens, including several historical novels dealing with issues of social justice. She has written Abby's Birds and Mr. Belinsky's Bagels for Tradewind Books. Ellen lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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