Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard

Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard

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"We picked and we picked and we picked and we picked..." From dawn to dusk, a little girl harvests cotton with her family during the sweltering crop season. Imagining her way through the endless day, she wishes she could be anyone else-from a snake curved up and cool to a buzzard going round and round in the sky. Then at last, sunset approaches and a special treat awaits. Polly Greenberg's rhythmic, easy-to-read text and Aliki's striking sun-soaked illustrations together make an unforgettable tale-part story, part song, and all poetry. Though based on a sharecropper's childhood memory from generations ago, this timeless story reflects everyone's wish to escape...and to be as free as a bird. First published in 1968, it is a powerful today as the day it was first told.show more

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  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 208.8 x 267.7 x 9.1mm | 331.13g
  • North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
  • Seastar Books
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1587171228
  • 9781587171222

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