Grandpa and the Kingfisher

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Life-affirming and lyrical, this beautiful picture book celebrates the awesome power of nature, whilegently introducing young children to the concept of life and death.

Over the course of a year, a youngchild and their dog watch kingfishers by the river with Grandpa. As spring turns to summer andautumn to winter, the kingfishers raise a family, while Grandpa teaches his grandchild about thepower of nature and the circle of life. Written in memory of her father, whose favourite bird was thekingfisher, Anna Wilson takes readers on a lyrical journey though a year in the life of a kingfisherfamily. Stunning illustrations by Sarah Massini bring the riverbank to life in all its glory, while thepowerful intergenerational bond between grandparent and grandchild shows that just as springalways follows winter, hope will always return if you know where to look for it.

A positive storyabout life, death, and being a part of the natural world.