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Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis 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 Sis breathes new life into this foundational Sufi poem, revealing its profound lessons.
Sis'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 Sis shows the pain, and beauty, of the human journey.
Title: The Conference of the Birds
Edition: First edition. First Printing
Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2011
ISBN Number: 1594203067
ISBN Number 13: 9781594203060
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001178
Description: Unpaginated (162). Small 4to. Signed by the author/illustrator on the title page. Peter Sis' gorgeous first book for adults. A lavishly illustrated retelling of the 12th century Persian poet Farid Ud-Din Attar's Sufi epic poem. Printed on heavy weight paper.