“This poignant story with its evocative prose (‘Two birds danced through burning puddles of sun’) is amplified by luscious and textured illustrations in which swirling blues conjure the stormy sea … Lovely and delicate.” —Kirkus
THE LEGEND OF THE STORM GOOSE
by Fiona Halliday
Page Street Kids/SMP, February 2022
With his great sheltering wings and crown of stars that lights the Scottish skies, Erin knows the heroic Storm Goose from her favorite legend will always guide Papa home from sea. But when a terrible storm strikes, it’s not Papa that comes ashore, but an injured white bird. Over the next few weeks, Erin helps the Storm Goose heal in hopes he can save Papa, but comes to accept that Papa will never come home and must instead oversee the Storm Goose’s triumphant return to the skies to save other sailors. But first, in a twist both heart-wrenching and inspiring, the legendary bird saves her from her grief.
Fiona Halliday’s love of birds spans back to her childhood growing up in Scotland. She works as a graphic designer and is the author-illustrator of Numenia and the Hurricane and illustrator of Hello, Little One (by Zeena M. Pliska), both from Page Street Kids. She lives in Austria, but the stormy Scottish coastline still inspires much of her work.