WHEN THE BIRD
DISCOVERED ITS WINGS
by Rania Amin
WINNER OF THE SUZANNE MUBARAK
CHILDREN'S BOOKS AWARD
When the Bird Discovered its Wings, deals with
two important issues to this age group: sibling rivalry and self-discovery.
Amir is jealous of his clever and multi-talented younger sister.
Their parents' boasting of her abilities leaves Amir feeling neglected
and discouraged. His uncle, who senses this, points out that we
all have hidden talents that have yet to unfold. This entices Amir
to explore writing, in which he finds great pleasure. In turn, Amir
regains his confidence and secures the approval of both his parents
and teachers. His feelings of jealousy are turned into encouragement
and praise for his sister.
Hardback: ISBN 977- 304-048-8
Paperback: ISBN 977-304-040-2