Project Description

Lalis Feather
Teacher’s Guide

Coming Spring 2020

Lali’s Feather

by Farhana Zia
illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

This endearing story of identification and values shows the rewards in looking closely and thinking imaginatively.

Lali finds a little feather in the field. Is it lost? Lali sets out to find feather a home, but one bird after another rejects it. The feather is too small for Rooster, too slow for Crow, and too plain for Peacock. Once Lali decides to keep the little feather and discovers all the things she can do with it, the other birds begin to recognize its value.

Farhana Zia’s charming tale employs an inventive circular structure that reveals the importance of looking beyond first impressions. Illustrator Stephanie Fizer Coleman brings this delightful story of imagination and inspiration to life.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-129-4
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 8″ x 10″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD420L
Themes: Birds, Collaboration, Imagination, Values
BISAC 1: JUV030020 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
BISAC 2: JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Reviews

“Zia expertly code-switches between Indian language-inspired slang and standard English, rendering the narratorial voice pleasantly distinct…. The author’s use of the rule of threes…strikes a beautifully balanced storyline that is predictable yet surprising. The pictures accompanying the text are full of color and motion, depicting a lush, rural landscape and perfectly supporting the quick-moving protagonist. Three cheers for this feisty girl of color and her big imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Meet the Author

Farhana Zia

Farhana Zia is an elementary school teacher who grew up in Hyderabad, India. Her stories blend humor and tradition, memories and contemporary moments. Her first picture book, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Massachusetts.

Meet the Illustrator

Stephanie Fizer Coleman is an illustrator and freelance designer. She has created the art for many children’s books and loves drawing animals. For her 100 Days project in 2018, she drew one hundred birds, one day at a time. You can visit her website here.