And talk about a sensorily satisfying reading experience: even the texture of the pages is a tactile luxury.
What is it? Sis's illustrated re-telling of the classic twelfth century Persian epic poem that's a sort of allegory or parable about life's journey and spiritual transcendence. There's really no need to say more, as The Conference of the Birds is truly a visual road one should travel directly. And in this season of over-abundance and sensory overload, it will be a welcome respite of peace that one can certainly experience in one sitting, and then return to many times over.
This is a book that might appeal more to teens or adults, but Sis has also crafted gorgeously illustrated books suitable for younger readers as well. All of them are worth exploring.
MFB, and I don't even know the guy!
|Here's what it looks like. Now go get it|
at your local bookseller or indiebound.org
|And here's the one that got me hooked on Sis:|
a gorgeous visual homage to the life and legacy
of Charles Darwin.