Feather by Cao Wenxuan
This Zen exploration of belonging and groundedness is further enhanced by a sensitive translation and pithy, philosophical introductions by both creators—masterful storytelling.
Cao Wenxuan’s Feather tells the story of a single feather who is helplessly swept away on a journey of discovery and belonging. Encountering a variety of birds, from a kingfisher to a magpie, the feather is hopeful of meeting the bird it belongs to. Again and again, the feather is dismissed or ignored. Only when it calmly and contentedly accepts that perhaps it is simply a feather with no bird to call its own does fate offer a reunion… Feather is sure to charm young children with a plot at once compelling, meditative, and full of adventure.