Illustrations by Jeanne HedstromAbandoned in a mysterious aviary in the depths of the forest, Nicholas is raised by an old man who teaches him about swans, vultures, herons, and the other birds they live with. But when the old man dies, the boy sets off on a pilgrimage to find the feather of the legendary bird called the Phoenix, the feather that is medicine for all passion, pain, and sorrow. The many-faceted and allegorical adventure that follows brings us face to face with the myths of many cultures.
R. NEMO HILL and JEANNE HEDSTROM conveniently live across the street from each other in New York City. Pilgrim's Feather is a collaboration in the truest sense, with artist and writer inspiring each other as the story progressed over five years.2000 $50.00 clothbound (Can. $73.00)