The bird within me
Berta is a twelve-year-old girl growing up on a farm in a small village in northern Sweden in the early twentieth century. She loves drawing and painting more than anything else, and secretly dreams of being an artist. But her mother is sick and Berta is needed on the farm. She knows that she needs art, that she has to express herself. But how can she make her dreams a reality?
|Διαστάσεις:||16 × 20.5 cm|
|Πρώτη Έκδοση:||Μάρτιος 2020|
Tracy Othen on Dec 21, 2020
This book tells the true story of Swedish Artist Berta Hansson inspired by her paintings, letters and diaries. It is told from the young girls perspective trapped on a farm by traditional expectations for a woman at this time. She seeks solace in her artwork which gives her sick mother pleasure. When her mother dies, her sorrow takes over but there is a lovely relationship with the Doctor who is the only person who appreciates her art. It is remarkable. A feast for the eyes, I felt like I had taken a tour around an art gallery by the time I was finished having seen her paintings and studied her life. The narrative is simple, honest and gritty. A very Powerful read for adults and young readers. Great for year 6 pupils and older to explore. A great black and white biography at the end. A wonderful gift. Lovely size and quality, everything about it is thoughtful and exquisite.
Beatrice on Jan 30, 2021
The illustrations were lovely. I adored the story, it was really beautiful and I was surprised that this was a true story.