The Bird and Statue

Text & illustration by Da Wu

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
All rights available.

English translation available.

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



繪本《小鳥和雕像》獲2019年菠蘿圈兒國際插畫展 新人獎。

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…

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

A foreign rights agent for books on art, design, and children's.

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