A little cage feels lonely because, unlike all the other cages, it’s not home to a bird.
So it sets off in search of one. It meets a busy swallow, an independent sparrow,
some noisy ducklings, a smug nightingale, a snooty peacock and finally a wise
old owl. At the end of its journey it learns that the best way to make lasting
friends is to take good care of them and to respect their freedom.
About the authors:
RODOULA PAPPA is a writer and translator of children’s books. Her first book The boy with the tree (2012) was awarded the Greek National Prize for Children’s Literature. She is co-founder of the Volatilium and Tsalapeteinos children’s books imprints.
CÉLIA CHAUFFREY was born in Paris, France in 1978. She graduated from the École de Dessin Émile Cohl in Lyon in 2003. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2008. She has collaborated with, among other publishers, L’École des Loisirs, Grund, Little Bee Books, Simon and Shuster, Auzou, Frimousse. Her picture book Pierre la Lune (text: A. Briere-Haquet) has been translated into fifteen languages.