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The Song of Six Birds

By Rene Deetlefs

When Lindiwe's mother first presents her with a flute, the young girl can hardly wait to play beautiful music on it. What a disappointment that the flute is empty and can only make a sound that causes the dog to howl! Fortunately, Lindiwe knows where to find music for her flute. She catches the trumpeting mahem of the crane, the bright tock-tocki-tock of the hornbill--even the soft doo-doo-doo of the shy rainbird. With the song of six birds filling her new flute, Lindiwe hurries home, gathering the people of her village with the irresistible tune that she plays.

Rene Deetlefs, one of South Africa's most beloved children's book authors, has given this story an authentic voice and a lively rhythm that make it perfect for reading aloud. The lyrical text is complemented by Lyn Gilbert's brilliantly colored paintings of a busy, loving community and a soulfully musical young girl who knows exactly how to capture the sweet melodies of her homeland.

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Book

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Publish Date

2000

ISBN

0525463143


Format: Book
Author: Deetlefs, Rene
Summary: Wishing to make beautiful music, Lindiwe captures the songs of six birds in her new flute.
Title: The song of six birds / by Rene Deetlefs ; illustrated by Lyn Gilbert.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
Subject: Flute -- Fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Music -- Juvenile fiction. Birds -- Juvenile fiction Blacks -- Africa -- Fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0525463143 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: P Deetlefs
Oclc: 41165316
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Bib Id: 146776

Format: Book
Author: Deetlefs, Rene
Summary: Wishing to make beautiful music, Lindiwe captures the songs of six birds in her new flute.
Title: The song of six birds / by Rene Deetlefs ; illustrated by Lyn Gilbert.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Flute -- Fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Music -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Birds -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Blacks -- Africa -- Fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Gilbert, Lyn ill.
LCCN: 99025587
ISBN: 0525463143 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: P Deetlefs