The King of the Birds

The King of the Birds

Acree Graham Macam Natalie Nelson / May 31, 2020

The King of the Birds In this picture book inspired by the life of Flannery O Connor a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection but he refuses to show off his colorful tail The girl goes

  • Title: The King of the Birds
  • Author: Acree Graham Macam Natalie Nelson
  • ISBN: 9781554988518
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade all to no avIn this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade all to no avail.Then she finally stumbles on the perfect solution When she introduces the queen of the birds a peahen to her collection, the peacock immediately displays his glorious shimmering tail.This delightful story, full of humor and heart, celebrates the legacy of a great American writer.Includes an author s note about Flannery O Connor.

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    1. I can't think of a better way to introduce the youngest avid readers to Flannery O'Connor than in a beautiful picture book about a peacock. You'll love this fun read that includes an author's note about O'Connor.


    2. This picture book is a delightful introduction to Flannery O'Connor. The illustrations are charming, and I particularly enjoyed the peahen's less than enthused response to the peacock's display. That wry humor reflects O'Connor's writing. The authors' note at the end is a nice touch. I look forward to hearing someday from my own two kids what their thoughts about "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" are.





    3. Its a really nice picture book, cute, funny, interesting. The illustrations are great and the drama that the characters display is very cute. It's a great picture book for children.


    4. A picture book inspired by the life of celebrated author Flannery O'Connor? If you think the idea might soundrhaps too grand or ambitious for a picture book, then please let me assure you that the team of author Acree Graham Macam and illustrator Natalie Nelson have done it! The duo has crafted something fascinating, funny and altogether idiosyncratic with their picture book The King of the Birds.The story begins with a chicken who can 'walk backwards and forwards'. A young girl named Flannery a [...]



    5. All my reviews can be found at ivereadthisWith a mother like me, my daughter is basically forced into reading books. All the time. Lucky for me, she seems to be an eager reader, and she’s even more delighted to be a test case when it comes to kids books that are sent to me for review. “I would have loved to have brand new books arrive at my doorstep when I was kid” I longingly think as I read another offering to my (sometimes) unwilling toddler, but I suppose that just cements my transitio [...]


    6. Flannery O'Conner once was on the news as a child showing everyone how she had trained a chicken to walk backwards. She was a strong willed fowl enthusiast with a knack for opening people's eyes to forgiveness. As an adult she surrounded herself with a massive collection of ducks, swans, Guinea hens, and peacocks. She wrote stories that, "un-hid people's ugly, mean parts and proved that everybody - even preachers and grandmothers - needs to be forgiven". In the story, "The King of the Birds" Acr [...]


    7. This is an interesting story about a young girl's interest in a life that isn't too quiet. After getting lots of attention for teaching a chicken to walk backwards, she raised several other birds, and even adds a peacock. Despite all her best efforts to encourage him to show off his beautiful tail, he can't be bothered until she introduces a female to the flock. Then, he shows off an impressive display of colors. While many neighbors are impressed, the boy next door remains unmoved. As the birds [...]


    8. After the story, a brief author's note provides the connection to Flannery O'Connor's life. A full page biography should have been included rather than a paragraph to educate readers on a brilliant author.


    9. I got the pleasure to meet Acree and Natalie at the ALA Midwinter conference this past weekend. They were awesome! They are going to be at Avid at Five Points in February. I just got the chance to read their book and I love it. I love the art work and how they incorporated real black and white pictures into the story. Yes, the book is about a well known story of Flannery O'Connor.


    10. A delight in many ways, not the least of which is the sly humor and the allegorical/parable nature of the story based on real episodes in the life of writer Flannery O'Connor. The illustrations and color choices are distinctive and quirky.


    11. An imaginative take of Flannery O'Connor's life as a child, but mostly a biography of her birds. The art is wonderful. This book made me want to draw birds and eat pink cake. Also, the voice and a couple of hilarious sarcastic zingers in here are perfect in tone for the subject matter.




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