Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a

By Megan McDonald, Illustrated by Vera Rosenberry (A Richard Jackson Book – 2003)The baya bird of India weaves its nest of grasses and flowers. In this dramatic yet lulling lullaby of a book, such a bird also save a baby girl’s life. Melodious words and artful pictures interwise to cast a spell, as luminous as the nest the baya bird builds and encrustes with fireflies, as powerful as the love one Indian mother feels for her little girl. >>> Glossary of Hindi words and note about baya bird found on the last page.