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The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
The charming, eccentric, heartwarming tale of a friendship between a lonely old coffin maker whose family is gone and a little boy in need of safe harbour.

Everybody on the wonderful Italian island knows Alberto. The old man has made coffins for the great, the good, the poor and the rich for as long as they can remember. They know, too, that ever since his wife died and his children left, he's withdrawn further and further into himself. Indeed, he's become positively grumpy.

Unknown to the nosey townsfolk, Alberto's heart is broken with loneliness and despair. So when a peculiar bird flutters into his garden, he starts to try to tame it. And when one day a boy follows the bird into Alberto's basement, a door in the old man's heart chinks open. The boy is lonely, too - but he's also scared. On the run from his brutal stepfather, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life.

Brought together by a magical bird, the boy and the old man slowly learn to trust one another. Through that trust, can they learn the power of friendship and love once again?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 0-525-51521-6 / 978-0-525-51521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 0-525-51523-2 / 978-0-525-51523-4 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 1-4071-7869-5 / 978-1-4071-7869-1 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 1-4894-5953-7 / 978-1-4894-5953-4 (Australia edition)
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May 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 1-4893-9293-9 / 978-1-4893-9293-0 (Australia edition)
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May 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
ISBN: 1-4893-9294-7 / 978-1-4893-9294-7 (Australia edition)
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
Publisher: Philomel Books
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May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Author(s): Matilda Woods
Publisher: Scholastic Fiction
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