In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird's favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life's quiet moments, even amidst the winter's dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?
About the Author
Michael J. Rosen is an author, illustrator, and photographer who has created more than 90 books for children and adults. He holds degrees in zoology and poetry and served for nearly 20 years as literary director of the Thurber House, a cultural center in the boyhood home of renowned author James Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. He lives on a farm in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio.
Sonja was born in Iserlohn, Germany and is currently working and living as an artist and illustrator in Berlin.