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.

Farahan 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
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

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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.