A Storytelling of Ravens (Hardcover)

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By Kyle Lukoff, Natalie Nelson (Illustrator)
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This book is technically about collective nouns, but the delightful illustrations and whimsical language make this a fun read for kids and adults.

— Parrish

Description


A sloth of bears, a smack of jellyfish, a nuisance of cats -- these are some of the surprising and idiosyncratic names we have for groups of animals. Inspired by the evocative possibilities of collective nouns, also called "terms of venery," author Kyle Lukoff and illustrator Natalie Nelson have created a picture book full of clever wordplay and delightful illustrations. Each spread features a nugget of a story using a particular term, which is accompanied by a collage illustration that serves as the visual punch line.

But where did these unusual names come from? Many of them can be traced back to a book on hunting, hawking and heraldry, printed in 1486 -- the Book of St. Albans, which has been reproduced many times since.

A Storytelling of Ravens provides a unique opportunity to explore and rejoice in the oddities of the English language.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781554989126
ISBN-10: 1554989124
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English