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.

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インドのバヤ鳥は、草や花で巣を編む。そしてこの本では、その鳥が赤ちゃんの命も救った。流れるような言葉と伝統的な絵で、バヤ鳥の巣の輝きと母親の強い愛が伝わってくる。>>>巻末にヒンズー語用語集とバヤ鳥の解説がある。