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Little Black Crow

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Picture a sky
as big as all outdoors,
a fence disappearing over a hill,
a crow then appearing,
a boy looking up,
watching, wondering.
Not much more than a moment
but the meeting
lofts a rush of childhood questions—
27 in all—inspiring answers
as big as all outdoors.

Caldecott medalist Chris Raschka,
himself the boy perhaps,
has created a book in the sparest language
 against the simplest setting,
 to inspire in any young listener
 the wonder of wondering.

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be BopMysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant StepsCan’t Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Charlotte Zolotrow Highly Commended

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