Petr Sís

The Conference of the Birds

Ptačí sněm
Ptačí sněm
Labyrint, 2011, 160 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
Contacts
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Celebrated children’s book creator Peter Sis presents his first book for adults with The Conference of the Birds—a lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the beauty of the human journey. Sis’s deeply felt version of the classic twelfth-century Persian epic poem tells the story of a flock of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh, who lives on the mountain of Kaf. Drawn from all species, the flock travels through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, detachment, unity, amazement, and death. The birds that endure reach the mountain to learn a profound lesson: that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them.

Language: Czech
Title: Ptačí sněm
Place: Praha
Publisher: Labyrint
Year: 2011
Pages: 160
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult