Red and Lulu make
their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen
tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps
them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the
people who live nearby string lights on their tree
and sing a special song:
But one day,
something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are
separated. It will take a miracle for them to find
each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for
From Matt Tavares
comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of
Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real
meaning of the holiday season: how important it is
to be surrounded by love.
"The birds' reunion is poignant and well earned, and their decision to stay in the city after the holidays poignantly shows how seeming misfortune can lead to unexpected and rewarding opportunities."
*Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A touching, beautifully illustrated story..."
"Red and Lulu is extraordinary."
-John Schumacher, aka Mr. Schu