The Conference of the Birds

by Peter Sis

The Conference of the Birds

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Peter Sis reimagines the 12th-century Persian poem The Conference of the Birds, fitting out an English translation with lavish illustrations. It's the harrowing story of thousands of birds on a perilous journey in search of a king. While Sis is best known for his many children's books, this book is his first intended for adults.

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A Feathered Gathering: All the birds of the world gather to hear the hoopoe bird speak in author and illustrator Peter Sis' The Conference of the Birds. Sis painstakingly painted thousands of birds by hand in to bring his new book to life. Click Here For A Closer Look

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From The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis. Copyright 2011 by Peter Sis. Excerpted by permission of Penguin Press.

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