Columbus Pigeon

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Written by Emma Pecháčková
Illustrated by Petra Josefina Stibitzová
age 6-8

Book parameters:
Size 180 × 215 mm | 48 pages | hardbinding
Sold to:
Russian

A ‘road movie’ about a retired post-office carrier pigeon in love. A thrilling tale of adventure, Columbus the Pigeon shows us a new way of seeing birds so clever, they always know what to.

Former elite carrier pigeon Columbus falls in love with Edith, who belongs to a famous opera singer. For the sake of his lady love, who is imprisoned in a golden cage, Columbus flies right around the world. On his perilous travels, the feathered creatures he meets include an eagle, an owl, a goose, a peacock and a vulture, who help him on his way. During these sometimes comical, frequently poignant encounters, the characters of (bird) nations become apparent in different countries. Columbus the pigeon, who has a great sense of humour, is used to never giving up and reaching his destination at all costs. His story will teach children about the importance of going after your heart’s desire with determination, relying on friends for help and, last but not least, knowledge of foreign languages. As well as introducing readers to culture, monuments and customs in other countries, Columbus’s story will help them understand that travel is a great education that brings priceless experience.

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