By Andrea Skyberg
The birds ruffled their feathers and chimed,“Shake off your wings and fly!”
“Trees stay put,” reminded the wise oaks.
A magical creature is born from a feather that’s been sowed into the soil. As it grows, it discovers that it has characteristics of both a bird and a tree. The mighty oaks, only tall enough to see the creature’s trunk, believe it’s a tree and that it should stay grounded. The birds above, only able to see the creature’s mass of sparkling feathers, believe it’s a bird and urge it to take flight. The creature struggles between the two worlds until it sees itself as it really is—a new kind of being, a Shimmerling.
Category: Picture Book
Hardcover: 48 pages
Product Dimensions: 8-1/2 x 11 inches
Andrea Skyberg is an award-winning author, illustrator, and artist educator. She has a unique method for creating her books, collaborating with hundreds of students to illustrate and sometimes write the story. Andrea loves visiting schools as an artist educator, because she believes encouraging children to use art and writing to understand themselves and others leads to more empathetic people and therefore, a better world. Shimmerling is Andrea’s fourth book. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two daughters.
Find out more at andreaskyberg.com