Read Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botsw Online

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Ostrich and Lark spend their days on the grasslands of southern Africa surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. From his perch in a tree Lark joins the chorus, while below Ostrich is silent. Then comes the joyful day when Ostrich finds his voice. This picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of collaboration between the award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson and the SOstrich and Lark spend their days on the grasslands of southern Africa surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. From his perch in a tree Lark joins the chorus, while below Ostrich is silent. Then comes the joyful day when Ostrich finds his voice. This picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of collaboration between the award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson and the San artists of Botswana. The story, which captures the feel of a traditional African folktale, is brought to life with vibrant illustrations inspired by the ancient rock paintings of the San people's ancestors."The author's proceeds from this book will be used to support the San artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana."...

Title : Ostrich and Lark
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ISBN : 9781590787021
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ostrich and Lark Reviews

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-25 05:35

    Wonderful art.Love the ostrich's dreams.a favorite page: Lark flew up to anOstrich-high branchand looked at his friendwith a big WOW in his eyes.

  • John Parker
    2019-02-27 00:32

    This book is about more than a child’s picture book by a Newberry Honor Book author; it is about breaking down barriers. The Kuru Art Project of Botswana provided the vibrant pictures for the tale that describes their journey as much as it does the story accompanying the art. And make no mistake about it, the book is about the art and it is fabulous. It is vibrant and adds color to the text that is a little more complicated than the art. In fact, the text is often overwhelmed by the art- which is not such a bad thing.Ostrich and Lark is about finding one’s voice and that is a message that applies not only to writers, but learners of all shapes and sizes. The choice of characters just adds to the African feel of this book and introduces all types of life from the animal world, most not in the average child’s vernacular. Teachers contemplating a study of Africa or African influence will not want to neglect this beautiful book. The images invite replication and kids are the perfect ones to attempt it. Librarians will also want to consider adding it to collections that need some more representation from true African art. Another educational opportunity and conversation also exists in the role that this art plays in helping an indigenous people realize their value and commodity in a world economy. Schools engaged in a serious program of world cultures will also want to acquire this book .

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-03-10 04:31

    Beautiful art that never seems to quite mesh completely with the lyrical story. A lovely, unique work nonetheless.

  • Alexis Zappitelli
    2019-03-07 23:36

    This story was a great way of expressing different cultures and also about the bond of a friendship. Ostrich and Lark share about the African Culture while traveling through the Kalahari desert. This book was not one that I enjoyed reading, but looking at the illustrations and colors was something that I did enjoy.

  • Glenda
    2019-03-11 04:46

    This beautiful book won the NCTE Award for Poetry for Children. I love the illustrations and the note about the Kung San, but my favorite part of the book is the point it makes at the end. No spoilers.“Ostrich fluttered his billowy wings.He stretch his graceful neck, closed his eyes, and...”

  • Pam
    2019-03-24 03:26

    The illustrations are incredible. The story does not live up to the illustrations. Lark and Ostrich are long time friends. Ostrich finally finds his voice by the end of the book. Use to talk about everyone maturing at different times.

  • Mary Lee
    2019-03-11 23:45

    The back story about the artists is heart-wrenching. It is the story of Native People around the world, but this loss of the !Kung San culture is happening now. The parallels between the story of the Ostrich finding his voice and the !Kung San finding a place in the 21st Century provide hope.

  • Betsey Brannen
    2019-03-14 04:27

    Although the illustrations are beautiful, this story did not capture my attention like I had hoped. Overall, for such a short book, it seemed disjointed.

  • Josie Stewart
    2019-03-21 00:30

    This is a book to look at deeply and take in the message. The art is from the Kuru Art Project of Botswana and it is very moving.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-03-01 23:45

    Ostrich and Lark spend their days on the grasslands of southern Africa surrounded by a chorus of birdsong. From his perch in a tree Lark joins the chorus, while below Ostrich is silent. Then comes the joyful day when Ostrich finds his voice. This picture book about an unlikely friendship is the result of collaboration between the award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson and the San artists of Botswana. The story, which captures the feel of a traditional African folktale, is brought to life with vibrant illustrations inspired by the ancient rock paintings of the San people's ancestors. The author's proceeds from this book will be used to support the San artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana.SubjectsOstriches -- Juvenile fiction.Larks -- Juvenile fiction.

  • Oana Cerchezan
    2019-03-24 00:25

    This book would be great to read to the students to motivate them that they can do anything that they can set their minds to. People, regardless of what age they are, sometimes just need a little push and motivation. I think it is important to constantly remind the students this, especially when they get frustrated and cannot do something. For example a child might struggle with reading, it is important to take a little time out sometimes from it and remind them that a good reader does not always know every single word written on a page, but every single reader grows every day as a learner and even if it takes a little bit of time, we will get to the place that they want to be at.

  • Jeanne Mcpeak
    2019-03-19 02:37

    Ostrich and Lark is a beautifully written book with vibrant and colorful illustrations. It tells the story of two birds Ostrich and Lark one who is silent but very big and one who sings but is very small. Ostrich and Lark begin and end each day together under the African sun. One day Ostrich unexpectedly finds his voice and breaks the routine. The beautiful illustrations in this book are done by the San artists of Botswana and are unique and appealing.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-25 03:39

    I love Marilyn Nelson's work - all of it. Ostrich and Lark is a beautiful piece about finding one's voice, literally and figuratively. The artwork, by the San artists of the Kuru Art Project of Botswana is bold, bright and beautiful. The pages are a bit busy for my taste and the artist's signatures sometimes detract from the spread, but this is still a magical piece well worth reading and sharing.

  • Lynne
    2019-02-25 23:34

    Marilyn Nelson has incorporated the most beautiful drawings from the San Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana. The art is vivid and beautiful. The story of the ostrich finding its voice is one children will love. Great read-aloud.

  • Kelsey
    2019-02-26 02:19

    Age: Preschool-2nd gradeAnimals: BirdsAlthough the story is a lower level for preschoolers, the overall importance of the book is its presentation of African art by San artists, perfect for a 1st-2nd grade classroom. Author provides a short note about the !Kung San people at the beginning.

  • Joan Marie
    2019-03-10 23:17

    A book about friends and finding one's voice.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-23 23:37

    A simple tale of an ostrich and his friend the lark. Pictures are unique artwork from the San people of Africa, and the words are lyrical and imaginative.

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    2019-03-25 01:43

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