Praise for The Pesky Bird

In General Information on February 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Best Juvenile Fiction 2003 Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference
“What fun I’ve had reading and enjoying The Pesky Bird…[which] gives young
readers a fine glimpse into the customs of another country.”

–Joan Bowden, children’s book author

“The Pesky Bird by Marianne Markarian is a nice introduction to Armenian culture and the adventures of a young girl, MariamThe Armenian bread recipe at the end of the book gives young readers a chance to truly experience the culture first hand. Geared towards ages 7- 12, The Pesky Bird is a nice addition to a child’s book shelf”

–Review By: Diana Rohini LaVigne

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“Thank you for writing and publishing such a beautifully sensitive book. The illustrations are magnificent. The Pesky Bird provides one more precious vehicle to share with our children the world in which our ancestors lived and thrived . It so poignantly celebrates the fruits of our pre-Genocidal Armenia.”

–Nvair Kadian Beylerian, M.Ed., HYEfamily.com, Inc.

“As an Armenian-American and a librarian, I am glad to see books for young people that convey, as this one does, in story and pictures, the spirit of a people and a place in a time long past, that some of us know about from our parents and grandparents. Younger generations will have books like this to give them a sense of that spirit.”

–Nancy A. Kandoian, NY Public Library

“Imaginatively written, “The Pesky Bird” is an entertaining story with a theme about social acceptance, set in a small Armenian village in the early 1900s. Nicely enhanced with Margaret Wasielewski’s softly drawn
images, “The Pesky Bird” is a pleasantly told and highly entertaining picturebook story that would make an excellent addition to both school and community library collections.”

–Midwest Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Bookwatch: Bethany’s Shelf

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