North, South, East, West

by Margaret Wise Brown

On Sale: 01/24/2017

North, South, East, West

by Margaret Wise Brown

illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

On Sale: 01/24/2017


About the Book

“Equal parts wistful and uplifting—a small triumph.” Kirkus (starred)

From Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, comes a never-before-published story about a little bird’s first journey, brought to life by Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli.

It’s time for a little bird to fly away

to the north, the south, the east, and the west.

Which direction will she like best?

Critical Praise

“The author exposes unspoken depths that make up the parent-child bond, offering nuance and complexity in measured words. Full of simple, curved shapes set in evocative alignments, Pizzoli’s illustrations complement the story well.... equal parts wistful and uplifting-a small triumph.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Exploring both the urge to explore and the desire for the familiar, Brown’s story speaks directly to longings at the core of childhood.” — Publishers Weekly

“Every full-color spread bursts with abundant nature and stark beauty....[a] stunning visual homage.” — Booklist

“Pizzoli’s style is defined by a bright palette and crisp geometric forms that combine to create a Mid-century modern aesthetic befitting a story written by Brown, the mid-century master of picture-book texts.” — Horn Book Magazine


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060262785
  • ISBN 10: 0060262788
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/24/2017
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Strangers
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.


Specialty Booksellers

Interest-specific online venues and gift accounts that offer books for purchase. The links will take you to the store’s home page.

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.