When Natasha makes a selfish choice, the Guardian of the Blue Forest transforms her into a blue bird and locks her away in a palace! Her palace is everything she thought she ever wanted, but Natasha begins to miss her widowed, lonely father, back home on the orchard. She’ll have to learn to help others and put their needs before her own—or she might never see him again. Breathtaking acrylic paintings by The Arabian Nights and The Adventures of Achilles illustrator Carole Hénaff make this Russian folklore-inspired tale of inner change truly unforgettable.
“...an evocative, allegorical story about becoming trapped by one’s desires” —Publishers’ Weekly
“The sumptuous, stylized, full-bleed, double-page acrylic paintings, with jewellike colors dominated by blues are a delight, with their swirling designs and Slavic details” —Kirkus Reviews
“...the story, whose theme is familiar, brings new insight into the isolation that selfishness can create. Lovely and magical” —Booklist