The Bird and Statue

Text & illustration by Da Wu

Handling territories: world exclude China.
All rights available.

English translation available.

Details
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Pages: 40
Publication date: Apr. 2021

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內容簡介
廣場中央建成了一座嶄新的雕像,萬人敬仰。
一隻默默無聞的小鳥到處受到排擠,只有在雕像這裡才能找到自我。
隨著時間的推移,雕像日漸破舊,還在戰爭來臨之後,被改成了任意形狀。
但無論發生什麼,小鳥都沒有離開雕像,也沒有停止它的歌唱與訴說。
後來,奇蹟發生了……

作者簡介
大吳,90後繪本作家、插畫師。
小說、隨筆散見於《讀友》《青年文摘》等刊物,曾為東野圭吾、李娟、劉亮程等作家的圖書繪製插畫。
繪本《樹王》入選英國dPICTUS網站評出的2019年“世界100本優秀繪本”,並在法蘭克福書展展出。
繪本《小鳥和雕像》獲2019年菠蘿圈兒國際插畫展 新人獎。
繪本作品《樹王》《小鳥和雕像》“散步三部曲”。

A brand new statue was built in the center of a square, thousands of people come to visit and admire it.
An unknown bird is being ostracized everywhere, only could he find himself when he is with the statue.
As the time goes by, the statue is dilapidated day by day, it is even reshaped after the war.
However, no matter what happens, the bird doesn’t leave the statue, and never stops singing and speaking to it.
Then, a miracle happens…

Awards
BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition 2019, New Talent Prize

About the author and illustrator
Da Wu: Post-90s writer and illustrator of picture book.
His novels and essays are published in China’s magazines such as “Du You” and “Youth Digest”.
He once drew illustrations for books by writers such as Keigo Higashino, Juan Li and Liangcheng Liu.
His picture book THE KING OF TREES was selected as one of the “World’s 100 Outstanding Picturebooks” by the UK dPICTUS in 2019 and was exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair. His picture book THE BIRD AND STATUE won the New Talent Prize at BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition in 2019.

Published by Kris Guo

I am a foreign rights agent for books on art, design, and children's picture books.

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