"It Is About A Little Bird," Children's Picture Book by Oscar Winner Jessica Lange, Will Be Released in 2013
By Michael Gioia
"It Is About A Little Bird," a children's picture book by Academy Award winner and stage actress Jessica Lange, will be released by Sourcebooks in fall 2013.
The book will feature photographs taken and hand-colored by Lange, who studied photography at the University of Minnesota.
Here's how the book is described: "'It Is About A Little Bird' is based on a book the renowned actress created for her grandchildren. It's the charming, delightful story about two sisters, Ilse and Adah, and their grandmother, Mem, who lives on a quaint, rambling small farm. During the visit to the farm, the sisters sneak into the ramshackle barn they're normally forbidden to play in, and stumble on all kinds of strange and fascinating treasures, including an antique birdcage. The discovery prompts Mem to reminisce, and to tell her granddaughters about time she spent in Paris and Rome as a young woman, where she adopted a pet canary named Uccellino—Italian for 'little bird'—that she brought back with her to the United States."
Lange, a two-time Oscar winner for "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky," has starred on Broadway in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire and the 2005 revival of The Glass Menagerie.
For more information, visit Sourcebooks.com.
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