Vernon Is on His Way
Author: Philip C. Stead
“It is a very nice day,” said Vernon.
Porcupine agreed. “I do not remember a day as nice as this.”
“Except for maybe yesterday,” offered Skunk.
Vernon, Skunk, and Porcupine are back! The stars of Philip C. Stead's acclaimed Home for Bird have returned in three enchanting new stories, Waiting, Fishing, and Gardening, each brimming with the tenderness and wry humor that made their first appearance such a delight.
Roaring Brook Press
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*"The slow pace, the moments of silence, and the quiet white space in Stead’s spreads are an antidote to frenetic busyness. For Vernon, what matters most is kindness, cherishing one’s friends, and noticing what other people miss."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Those able to slow their pace sufficiently to experience the compassionate Vernon and his kind-hearted friends will be amply rewarded."—Booklist, starred review
"Working, resting, seeking out things Bird loved, and thoughtful friends are factors in his renewal. Cleverly bringing the narrative full circle, Stead has crafted a caring community where sadness is mitigated by quiet kindnesses and an unhurried joy in nature—a fruitful model."—Kirkus