- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st (first) edition (Oct. 1 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545030358
- ISBN-13: 978-0545030359
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 26.7 x 27.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crow Call Hardcover – Oct 1 2009
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About the Author
Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. Her books have garnered countless honors and awards. A two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal for her novels Number the Stars and The Giver, Lois Lowry conveys through her writing her passionate awareness of caring for one another in a complex world. Ms. Lowry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Top Customer Reviews
It's a story that's worth reading more than once for both parents and children to grasp the universal message--appreciate the value and simple beauty of spending time together. At first my 8 year-old daughter wondered why it ended as it did since she was expecting more regarding the crow call, which really is symbolic. My 5 year-old son remarked on the detailed two-page spread illustration of a quiet November forest, the bare limbs of the majestic trees intertwined together in an intricate pattern. He was absolutely right that the artist is gifted.
This book reminded me of the special relationship between a little girl and her daddy. It is a lovely picture book.
this book is an auto-biography of lowry's childhood with her father. her father went to war when she was young, so when he came back she didn't really know him. this story is about her father taking her on a hunting trip of sorts so that they can get to know each other. the storytelling is wonderful, the prose is rich and descriptive. it is a book for children and it has great illustrations, but the way in which the author tells the story is almost poetic in the thorough descriptions of the surroundings and the main character's feelings throughout the story. the quality of writing is a rare find for a children's book.
the story is also pretty good. the girl wakes up early because her father is taking her on a hunting trip. she is wearing an over-sized man's hunting shirt that her father bought her. her father gives her the job of calling the crows so that he can shoot them. as they get closer to the spot she grows more and more uneasy about being a 'hunter' and killing these birds, but in the end she just ends up enjoying being able to communicate with the birds and her father just sits back and lets her have fun and no birds are shot that day.
this is a good book for kids who are missing a parent because he or she is away, either to a war or even on away on business a lot. it's a really touching story, i recommend.