Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homeless Bird

Gloria Whelan
HarperCollins 2001

"Homeless Bird" is a perfect little gem of a book. Set in India, it is a story of courage and patience in the face of disappointment and betrayal. A young widow abandoned by her in-laws seems to have no hope of making any kind of life for herself. But, in time, her patience, kind-hearted nature, talent for embroidery, and a little luck combine to give her a second chance.

I enjoyed learning about the culture of India as I read this book. I recommend it for ages 10 and up.

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