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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Julia Fein Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The story of young Liz and her father, who has been away at World War II for longer than she can remember. They begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.

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  • “Based on the reminiscence of a day in 1945, Lowry’s nostalgic story has appeal…The memory of a treasured day spent with a special person will resonate with readers everywhere.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sherry | 2/16/2014

    " LOVED this gorgeous picture book about re-establishing the bond between a young girl and her father, newly home from WWII. Illustrated in the spirit and honor of painter Andrew Wyeth, "Crow Call" captures the essence of a calm, crisp autumn in post-war, rural America. This is a true tale, based on Lois Lowry's recollections when her father returned from war in 1945. A little girl tentatively explores the word "Daddy" as she begins to adjust to his presence back home. Father and daughter begin the morning with breakfast at a diner, before going off to hunt crows in the bleak, cold, countryside. Father gives his daughter a crow call device to blow, indicating that it is an art that few can do well. When his daughter succeeds wildly in bringing crows to flock above, he refrains from all thoughts of hunting to allow her to enjoy her community with them, to enjoy the simple pleasure of the interaction of man with nature. As daughter observes and begins to know the crows, so does father get to know his daughter, slowly, appreciatively, and tenderly. The last page shows a photograph of Lowry in the plaid flannel hunting shirt described in the book, and gives her rationale for the universalness of this tale: "The details of this story are true. They happened in 1945, to me and my father. But parents and children groping toward understanding each other - that happens to everyone. And so this story is not really just my story, but everyone's." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/13/2014

    " This is a good story, but it's the kind of book that makes me wonder, would a kid pick this up and read it? There's a lot going on here, though: dad coming home from war, father-daughter relationship, hunting.... Could generate some good discussion. I like that the little girl is conflicted over hunting the crows. And I like how the dad is sensitive to her conflicting thoughts. The illustrations are beautiful: done by the same guy who did the illustrations for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/7/2014

    " This was a very well-written story. It gives a different historical perspective on living after WWII, that of a girl coming to know her father after his long absence while he was away as a soldier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimberly | 1/22/2014

    " Really sweet story. Beautiful illustrations. "

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