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The Conference of the Birds - Peter Sís, Farid al-Din Attar
The Conference of the Birds
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Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem, The Conference of the Birds. In The Conference of the Birds Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and... show more
Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem, The Conference of the Birds. In The Conference of the Birds Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís breathes new life into this foundational Sufi poem, revealing its profound lessons.Sís's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of an epic flight of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh. Drawn from all species, the band of birds is led by the hoopoe. He promises that the voyage to the mountain of Kaf, where Simorgh lives, will be perilous and many birds resist, afraid of what they might encounter. Others perish during the passage through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death.Those that continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them. In this lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the meaning of it all, Peter Sís shows the pain, and beauty, of the human journey.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594203060 (1594203067)
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Bookish Shenanigans
Bookish Shenanigans rated it
3.0
3+ stars? Gorgeous illustrations. The story is introspective and metaphorical to the yin yang, and I'm not sure if my brain is smart enough to get all of it. However, I liked it overall, and the pretty pictures definitely helped. Both the detailed illustrations themselves and the product design - fr...
Osho
Osho rated it
Lovely use of the poem, lovely artwork, beautiful production. A great pleasure. The typeface used, and some of the smaller illustrations, give it at times a strange resonance with Edward Gorey's work.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 The Conference of the Birds
Sis's breathtaking art brings new life to the 12th century Persian epic poem. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully designed.
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
This is a beautiful book...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0
Rating: 4* of five The Book Report: The book description says:“In The Conference of the Birds Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís breathes new life into this foundational Sufi poem, revealing its profound lessons.Sís's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of a...
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