Birdspell

by Valerie Sherrard

Subjects:

JUV039240 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness

JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

Synopsis:

Corbin Hayes has felt alone for as long as he can remember. His mom’s illness means lost jobs, constant moves, new schools and friendships that never get to grow. There’s a gap in his life that’s been waiting to be filled.

So, when a classmate offers Corbin the talking bird she can no longer keep, he’s stoked.

But when things begin to spiral out of control, Corbin can no longer get his mom – or himself – through the dark period. At his lowest moment, he’s forced to do the one thing he fears the most.

Price: $13.95

Ages: 9 to 12

Publication Date: March 13, 2021

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ISBN: 9781770866133

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.375" x 8.00"

Reviews

“Honest and straightforward, with no sugar-coating of the challenges of bipolar disorder, Birdspell offers remarkable insight to young readers unfamiliar with mental-health issues. At the same time, it provides rare validation for those children who struggle with it in their daily lives. … Despite the gravity of the subject matter, Birdspell is a very readable book laced with humour and grace.” — Charis Cotter, Quill & Quire

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