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A winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter's bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! The bird dances to the girl's reed whistle, much to the delight of the other children. One day, when the vilA winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter's bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! The bird dances to the girl's reed whistle, much to the delight of the other children. One day, when the village floods, Feather helps raise the alarm as Lotus and her grandfather urge their neighbors to get to high ground. Feather is a true friend to Lotus, but the time comes when Lotus must be a true friend to him--by encouraging him to migrate with the rest of the cranes. The next spring, Feather miraculously returns, and that's not all . . . he has brought new life to the nearby lake.Inspired by the true story of a crane that rescued a Chinese village, and graced with sensitive watercolor illustrations, this lovely book about respecting nature offers deep emotion and delightful surprises....

Title : Lotus and Feather
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ISBN : 9781423127543
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Lotus and Feather Reviews

  • Mischenko
    2019-03-20 00:46

    Lotus & Feather by Ji-li Jiang is a book about a girl named Lotus who saves an injured crane she names, Feather. The story was satisfying and we enjoyed the gorgeous illustrations. It's a good book that has more substance, making it great for kids who are starting to read on their own, or fine for reading together as well. I love that this story was based on true events and appreciate the message it sends, but was hoping there would've been something included in the book to explain the true story of the crane from the Chinese village. 3***

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    2019-04-05 04:43

    A beautiful picture book. This a wonderful story, with richly detailed illustrations. Following the story of young Lotus, who rescues and cares for an injured crane, readers will see the ripple effect both Lotus, and her Grandfather's actions have, in nursing the crane back to health. In the process of caring for the crane, Lotus not only learns more about the importance of respecting the crane's environment, she and the crane form a strong bond. One that even when she has to make a hard decision when it comes to crane, will bring the two back together again. This is a story we really enjoyed reading. We loved the story of Lotus, and her caring for the crane, and the unlikely bond they two form. Any child who's ever helped rescue/save an animal before, will be able to relate to this story. The author's message of the importance of caring for the crane's environment was well written, and fit within the story perfectly. The illustrations themselves are visually stunning. This is worth picking up. * While this book may not make the best classroom read aloud for young kids, there's definitely a lot of things that can be discussed in a classroom setting. FULL REVIEW http://mundiekids.blogspot.com/2017/0...

  • Donalyn
    2019-04-01 02:54

    Lovely story with beautiful illustrations, but a scientific inaccuracy pulled me out of the book at the end. Like most birds, red-crowned cranes breed in the spring. The baby bird featured at the end is too young and has no flight feathers, which would make its migration impossible. What a shame. Easy to fact check.

  • Danielle
    2019-03-30 03:42

    I found this really moving and beautiful, with one terrible surprise, and one joyful one.

  • Danette
    2019-04-06 01:07

    4/17/17 Read with Naomi & Julia.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-26 01:58

    Lotus and her grandfather live by a lake. One morning, she hears a loud gunshot and finds one of the beautiful cranes has been shot. She carefully carries it home where she and her grandfather care for the injured bird. As the crane slowly heals, he develops a relationship with the young girl, following her to school and dancing when she plays her whistle. Eventually, though, the fully recovered crane must return to the wild. But the next spring, the crane returns and saves the village. Based on a true story, this is a beautifully illustrated, well-written picture book about respecting nature. A great introduction to conservation and being responsible for your community and its wild spaces. Cross posted to http://kissthebook.blogspot.com CHECK IT OUT!

  • Desna
    2019-04-13 06:10

    Exquiste illustrations. Heartwarming story of loneliness, kindness and hope.

  • Sherry
    2019-04-04 02:10

    Lovely picture ok and illustrations of the relationship between a hunter wounded crand and a young girl's who has lost her voice to an illness, but together they heal and the girl's flute he Rice's the crane to dance and gains her friends and friendship.

  • Beckie
    2019-04-07 02:04

    Beautiful book about a handicapped girl and an injured crane. She finds her voice while nursing him back to health and in the end he brings his family back to her. Beautiful story and gorgeous illustrations.

  • Emily
    2019-04-18 07:11

    environmental story about a lonely girl and a crane set in China - lovely pictures; quiet and lots of text

  • Gps
    2019-04-05 01:10

    gorgeous illustrations, and based on a true story. very well done, and quite moving.

  • Oznasia
    2019-04-19 02:01

    Beautiful story, beautiful illustrations.

  • AngieMoore
    2019-03-28 05:04

    Such a beautiful story

  • Liz
    2019-04-18 06:42

    It mentioned that this book was based on true events...but nothing more was added. I would like to know more!

  • Kelly
    2019-03-28 00:50

    Simple and beautiful illustrations bring this story to life in a very warm way.

  • Janis Kay
    2019-04-19 03:48

    Beautiful book

  • Noel
    2019-04-04 00:01

    Sometimes, when there is something noticeable that makes someone stand out as different than others it can lead to isolation. In the story of "Lotus and Feather/Ji-li Jiang", both characters experience life altering situations that remove them from the company of others. Upon finding one another, this sense of isolation and sadness is lessened by their growing love for each other. Lotus is a young girl. Having lost her voice due to illness, she removes herself from the company of other children to join her grandfather on his quest to save the wetlands surrounding the local lake where they live together. Feather is a rarely seen, endangered crane that becomes wounded by a local hunter and is rescued by Lotus and her grandfather. Feather relies on both Lotus and her grandfather to heal and once his health is fully restored, he rewards them both with an astounding presentation of loyalty and hope. This quiet story, based on a real life experience fills the reader with a sense of love, hope and belonging.

  • Daphne
    2019-03-21 05:49

    Lovely book, very moving.

  • Bethe
    2019-03-22 07:51

    Tenderhearted story of wounded animal cared for by young girl, nice ecology/conservation message with lovely illustrations.

  • The Keepers of the Books
    2019-04-13 03:09

    Ever since Lotus got sick, she can no longer speak. When Lotus finds an injured crane, she rescues it and nurses it back to health. Feather, the crane, however, isn’t the only one who start to heal. The text is simple and engaging. The illustrations are detailed and reminiscent of other Chinese tales. This book is a great read aloud for young children and their parents or for them to read on their own. This book was featured on The Keepers of the Books' March Picture Books Book Haul episode. For more book reviews, recommendations, or only librarian advice please visit us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK3v...

  • Samantha
    2019-03-24 04:58

    A friendship story in which a lonely girl who lost her voice saves a crane from a hunter and gains a lifelong friend. Bird and girl are beloved in the village for their music and dancing and the bird (named Feather) even saves the village from a flood when his urgent cries awaken everyone in enough time to evacuate.When Feather is fully healed he returns to his flock, but he brings the whole flock back with him and his new family in the fall making for a happy ending.Mixed media artwork has a fairytale feel.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2019-04-13 03:49

    Jiang, Ji-li Lotus & Feather, illustrated by Julie Downing. PICTUREBOOK. Disney (Hyperion), 2016. $17.99. Lotus and her grandfather live by a lake. One morning, she hears a loud gunshot and finds a beautiful cranes has been shot. She carefully carries it home where she and her grandfather care for the injured bird. As the crane slowly heals, he develops a relationship with the young girl, following her to school and dancing when she plays her whistle. Eventually, though, the fully recovered crane must return to the wild. But the next spring, the crane returns and saves the village. Based on a true story, this is a beautifully illustrated, well-written picture book about respecting nature. A great introduction to conservation and being responsible for your community and it's wild spaces. EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian http://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2016/...

  • Nancy
    2019-03-19 23:43

    Text-to-Teaching ConnectionThis book brought me to tears, the main character is a young chinese girl who has lost her ability to speak because of an illness. She lives with her grandfather and has a hard time at school because of her disability.She was collecting reeds near the lake, and witnesses a hunter shooting a beautiful crane. She helps her grandfather nurse the crane back to health and return to the wild, but the crane also helps her, by warning her of a flood threatening the village.This book teaches respect for children with disabilities and environmentalism. It was well written and beautifully illustrated. It would be a great book to read to an art class, the illustrations are great examples of watercolor paintings.

  • Julia
    2019-04-06 00:09

    My 5yr old enjoyed this story and the illustrations, but was confused by it being "inspired by true events". It would be nice to have had an afterward with more information about this, as that is what my child was most interested in after reading this book. Sadly, no information was given regarding what event inspired this touching story.

  • Patty
    2019-04-13 05:44

    Loved this book in part because I lived in South Korea for 2 years and we had those cranes.Sweet story of a girl, her grandfather and a crane they save.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-14 02:53

    A sweet story that follows the narrative conventions you would expect, so the ending is not unexpected, but I happy-cried a lot anyway.The book jacket says, "In this captivating story inspired by true events, a lonely girl and an endangered crane heal each other," but there's no Author's Note sharing any info about the true events, and Googling hasn't been helpful. :/

  • Krissy Neddo
    2019-04-05 02:55

    Beautiful illustrations- best one-to-one. Would be hard to appreciate as a class read aloud. Based on a true story, but no background page in beginning or end papers. Seems a bit of a fantasy so this information would have been appreciated.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-28 23:42

    Lovely illustrations. A good story about friendship, but there is a scary moment at the beginning.

  • Wallis Chan
    2019-03-24 07:57

    Beautiful illustration. A moving story.

  • Savannah Hendricks
    2019-04-11 01:03

    I wanted to like this book, but it was overly preachy and rather lengthy for a child to sit through for a picture book. Illustrations were nice though.