Lali’s Feather

Ages: 4 - 8Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Author: Farhana ZiaIllustrator: Stephanie Fizer Coleman


Lali finds a small feather in a field and decides to return it to its rightful owner. All the local birds, rooster and peacock through blue jay, reject it because this feather is small and plain and their feathers are not! Lali shows them all the imaginative things she can do with the feather, and the birds begin to think differently. When the wind blows her plain but precious feather away, the birds rally to help her.

Set in India, this small stylized character and her feather romp happily through a rural Indian landscape. Lali, the friendly birds, and her gentle adventure are depicted in bright colors across double-page spreads that are charming.  The ending is satisfying, yet there is also a small surprise that is appropriate and perfect for discussion.


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Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children’s Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents’ Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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