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Woodpecker Forest

by Keizaburo Tejima

Hardcover, 42 pages

Published by Philomel Books (1989-04-13)

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Amazon Description

Follows the activities of a woodpecker family living in the forest from the making of the nest and hatching of their young through the youngsters' growth and maturity.

One Potato Review

Simple, subtle, great. In striking wood-cut illustrations and modest, declarative prose, here is a story about leaving the nest that manages to cover what is gained, and what is lost, and a lot of the stuff in between. These woodpeckers don’t talk to each other, thankfully, but this isn’t conspicuously mystical either, indeed here is a reminder - increasingly rare - of nature’s ability to tell its own story, if only we leave it alone. 

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