Hope is the Thing


A highly original, beautiful and deeply meaningful picture book that sees the marvellous and inspiring world of birds through the eyes of a child and celebrates birds’ adaptability and ingenuity. Hope is a kookaburra singing the sun Hope is the emu learning to run … Let your imagination soar in this joyful ode to the world of birds and the healing power of nature. Sparked by the Emily Dickinson poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’, this lyrical text accompanied by glorious mixed media collages reflects and celebrates the diversity, ingenuity and wonder of birds.

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The CBCA judges say…

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A Reading Time reviewer says…

Hope is the thing with feathers and wings.

In this gentle picture book, hope is given the characteristics of a variety of birds. A picture is painted of hope being deeply linked to nature and being attainable if one takes note of the simple things in life…


Teaching Notes for this book…

Scholastic Australia has generously made teaching notes available for this book on their website.


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