The Eagle & the Wren (Hardcover)

The Eagle & the Wren By Jane Goodall, Alexander Reichstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Jane Goodall retells a beloved story from her own childhood—a fable that illustrates how we depend on each other for help and support throughout our lives


When the birds of the world squabble about who can fly the highest, the owl devises a contest to settle the question. As one by one various contestants drop out, only the eagle remains, soaring high above the earth. However, the wren, stowed away in the eagle’s feathers, suddenly appears and uses him as a launching pad to fly even higher. When they arrive back on the ground, the owl drives home the story’s moral of togetherness and teamwork. Goodall continues the theme in an afterword, explaining how “we all need an eagle” and sharing insights on those who have played that role in her own life. Reichstein’s illustrations of the winged creatures are meticulously crafted, and the timeless, sweeping expanse of blue sky along with the heavenwards-slanted text creates a soft visual echo of the story’s soaring motif.

About the Author

Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, widely known for her studies of chimpanzees, for conservation, and for animal welfare. Alexander Reichstein has worked for various international publishers, designing and illustrating books for adults and children for more than 30 years. He studied printed media design and illustration at the Moscow Polygraphical Institute.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789888240890
ISBN-10: 9888240897
Publisher: mineditionUS
Publication Date: October 31st, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: minedition minibooks