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Find your place in the world with Elsie's Bird

Join Penguin Storytime host Liz Shanks as she tells the story of city girl Elsie and her move to the faraway prairie of Nebraska. Elsie misses the bustle of the city but....

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Join Penguin Storytime host Liz Shanks as she tells the story of city girl Elsie and her move to the faraway prairie of Nebraska. Elsie misses the bustle of the city but when her canary flies away across the tall grass, she runs after him into the fields and discovers the beautiful noise of nature.

Two of the most celebrated children's books creators, Jane Yolen and David Small, have joined together in this poetic and vividly rendered book about finding one's own place in the world.

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  • Wouldn't You Like To
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  • Words and Music by David Shanks
  • Vocal Arrangements, Vocals and Harmonies by Jenn Shanks
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  • Words and Music by David Shanks
  • Vocal Arrangements, Vocals and Harmonies by Jenn Shanks
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