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The Conference of the Birds

Sis, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1594203067 / ISBN 13: 9781594203060
Published by The Penguin Press, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the author at the title page with no date or inscription. Beautifully clean and well-kept; except for one faint pressure mark at the left front of the dust jacket and one tiny chip at the heel edge, as new; jacket is now protected in a clear sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 062729

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Title: The Conference of the Birds

Publisher: The Penguin Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing.

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Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem, The Conference of the Birds.

In The Conference of the Birds Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís breathes new life into this foundational Sufi poem, revealing its profound lessons.

Sís's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of an epic flight of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh. Drawn from all species, the band of birds is led by the hoopoe. He promises that the voyage to the mountain of Kaf, where Simorgh lives, will be perilous and many birds resist, afraid of what they might encounter. Others perish during the passage through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death.

Those that continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them. In this lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the meaning of it all, Peter Sís shows the pain, and beauty, of the human journey.

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