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Moonbird Paperback – 5 Jul 2007
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"A remarkable story" (The School Librarian)
"When a book is simple and good by the judgement of children, it is very good indeed. Moonbird is just such an extraordinary work. Across pages which have all the splendour of a medieval tapestry, the deaf prince, like a truth telling child from a Wilde fairy tale, teaches the court new and deeper forms of communication" (The Irish Times)
"A beautiful story about deafness" (Laura Lee Davies Junior)
"The illustrations by Jane Ray, with their extravagant characters, turreted cities, stylised gardens, decorative creatures, foliage and hairdos are all exquisitely patterned and delicately and ravishingly coloured" (The Sunday Times)
"A beautiful book to share with all children" (Carousel)
A wonderfully original, imaginative fantasy about deafness.See all Product description
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The story is very sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. Importantly for me this is a normal children's book with an imaginative story that just happens to involve a child who is deaf, this means any child can read and enjoy it deaf or hearing.
"I am thrilled to bits! I don't feel left out. It sounds like we are equally important"
"We only know of two books with deaf characters. It would be nice to have lots of books!"
Catherine, Nadeem and Pierre who are deaf.
This book is in a list of early years picture books that feature disabled characters. The list was produced by UK disability charity Scope's In the Picture campaign, which encourages publishers, illustrators and writers to include disabled children in their books.
It was quite tricky for the younger children to understand the message, but with discussion, role play, creative writing and art, inspired by the amazing illustrations by Jane Ray, the children have all taken away an important message. There should be more children's books which feature children with disabilities.