Written by AMANDA ADDISON | Illustrated by MANUELA ADREANI
This is the story of a bird that fits in your hand flying halfway around the world looking for a place to nest. This is the story of a young girl from northern Africa fleeing halfway around the world looking for a place of peace. This is the story of Bird. This is the story of Leila. This is the story of a chance encounter and a long journey home.
'Beneath the surface, one can find many opportunities for a deep conversation about belonging, welcoming, and freedom from oppression and danger' - Youth Book Review Services
'A delicate and touching little tale that packs its powerful message inside a velvet glove. Do yourselves a favour and order a copy now.' – The Letterpress Project
‘A beautiful exploration of friendship, the parallel migrations of Bird and Leila, and the welcome they receive in their new home. Perfect for developing empathy and compassion’ - Library Girl and Book Boy
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Boundless Sky is a rare thing ; both a wonderfully useful aid for teacher/parent to use as a way of opening up important discussions about friendship & compassion, the plight & needs of asylum seekers, migration & what it is that makes us "home". It also makes a beautiful gift with its moving message of love & kindness. Each word carefully crafted to knit together the migration of little Bird as he searches for a place to nest & the fleeing of Leila & her families long journey, to find a peaceful place to call home. The illustrations are so delicately & tenderly drawn. Together both the words & pictures within this book make it a triumph, leaving a strong & moving message of hope in these times. Our world must learn from Alfie as he embraces & warmly welcomes both Leila & little Bird.
This book really doesn’t disappoint. Not a single moment for beautiful storytelling has been missed. Even the end pages of this book are spectacular, showing the bird’s migration journey. The combination of Manuela’s moving illustrations and Amanda’s cleverly crafted dual narrative has created a truly masterful picture book which has a powerful message of hope, life, struggle and new beginnings.
This deceptively gentle tale of searching, and of finding a place to call home packs an emotional punch. This is really a tale for all ages about having empathy with nature and humankind. This book takes you on a journey half way round the world and back again visiting stunning landscapes and is perfect for current days where we have to stay at home and be mental travellers and connect globally. One of those children's books which speaks to adults too. This beautifully illustrated book will resonate long after reading.
Boundless Sky is a truly beautiful book with such a relevant focus. Delicately understated and tenderly illustrated it is just what our broken world needs right now - a little piece of motivational magic.