The Bird Coat (Hardcover)

The Bird Coat By Inger Marie Kjølstadmyr, Øyvind Torseter (Illustrator), Kari Dickson (Translated by) Cover Image

The Bird Coat (Hardcover)

By Inger Marie Kjølstadmyr, Øyvind Torseter (Illustrator), Kari Dickson (Translated by)


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This tale of passion, persistence, and hubris reminds us that what seems foolish in hindsight may have been born of boldness and bravery.

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2023!

The tailor Pierre has a big dream: He wants to fly. To make this outlandish vision a reality, he decides to sew a garment that is up to the task: his very own, resplendent bird coat. But can a human really become a bird with anything but disastrous results? This is a fantastical story of the imagined selves that we dream into being, and the hubris that can come hand-in-hand with these imaginings. Illustrated in the distinctive hand of award-winning Norwegian illustrator Øyvind Torseter, this tale was inspired by the true story of Franz Reichelt, dubbed "the flying tailor," who in 1912 jumped from the Eiffel Tower in an attempt at flight.

Inger Marie Kjølstadmyr has a masters degree in Nordic Literature from the University of Oslo. She works as a freelancer in publishing and as a theater reviewer, and she made her literary debut in 2011 with the children's book Henrik and the Bath SpongeThe Bird Coat is her second book. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781592703661
ISBN-10: 1592703666
Publisher: Enchanted Lion
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 52
Language: English