Author(s): Lindsey Yankey
Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness all Moon wants is to spend just one day as Sun. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the night-time, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to trade Sun places in the sky? Or will he realise the beauty of what he already has?
Reviews for Bluebird: "At the end of this visual treasure, Bluebird soars happily with the wind through the clouds in a seemingly limitless sky." - Booklist, starred review "A story of a missing friend found and of confidence gained, Bluebird by Lindsey Yankey is pure pleasure. It is a quiet, thoughtful story wrapping around you like a warm hug. This is a book meant to be shared anytime with anyone." - Librarian's Quest "Bluebird is a delightful story with luminous art which will send imaginations soaring." - Sturdy for Common Things
Lindsey Yankey grew up in rural Kansas, playing outside with her sister and giant little brother. When she was inside she spent time meticulously drawing with colored pencils and oil pastels. She later earned a BFA with and emphasis in Illustration from The University of Kansas in 2009. Since then Lindsey has spent time traveling and starting her career as a children s book illustrator and author. Bluebird was her first children s book in English and was preceded by In cerca del vento, the Italian edition. In cerca del vento earned a mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima. She has also illustrated a collection of short stories by E. Nesbit titled Melisenda e altre storie da non credere. Her illustrations are created through a variety of materials. Some of her favorites include oil paint, watercolor, found paper, and linoleum block. She strives to create books that all children, as well as grown ups who were once children, can enjoy. Lindsey currently lives in Lawrence, KS with her husband, cat, dog, and their jungle of houseplants."