The enchanting tale of Kozo the Sparrow is a heartfelt story of a young boy and a baby bird, crafted by the renowned Caldecott medalist, Allen Say. This book is based on an actual incident from Say’s childhood in post World War II Japan and it beautifully explores themes of bullying, empathy, and the profound connection between humans and animals. Accompanied by Say's signature detailed illustrations, this narrative will captivate readers of all ages, adults included!
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About the Author and Illustrator
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and came to the United States when he was sixteen. His many treasured books for children include Tree of Cranes, Allison, and the Caldecott Medal–winning Grandfather's Journey. He lives in Portland, Oregon.