The Little Bird Who Held Up The Sky With His Feet by Paro Anand

Category: Children
Publisher: Rupa Publications India

The Little Bird Who Held Up The Sky With His Feet is a modern fantasy-fable that deals with current environmental issues. The creatures of an Indian forest are living in dread because the floods that have devastated their home in the past are threatening to rise again. What is to become of them and who will save them? The unlikely heroine turns out to be Piddi , a courageous little bird who holds the sky up with her feet and eventually sacrifices her life for the other animals. This simple but affecting tale is about the hidden strengths of the underdog and is intended to encourage self-confidence in its readers. It also explores how the other birds of the forest honor Piddi’s memory.