The Blackbird's Nest.The Blackbird's Nest
Jenny Schroedel & Doug Montross
St. Vladimir's Seminary seminary
Educational institution, usually for training in theology. In the U.S. the term was formerly also used to refer to institutions of higher learning for women, often teachers' colleges. Press
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The Blackbird's Nest by Jenny Schroedel is a children's picturebook that brings to life the story of one of Ireland's most beloved saints. Set around the time of A.D. 618, it follows the experiences of a young man who loves animals and even seems to understand their secret language. But other children bring out the worst in Kevin, and he is prone to bullying. One day though, Kevin learns a tranforming lesson from a most unlikely teacher: a blackbird blackbird, common name in North America of a perching bird allied to the bobolink, the meadow lark, the oriole, and the grackle and belonging to the family Icteridae. The European blackbird, Turdus merula, is a thrush. . Captivatingly Adv. 1. captivatingly - in a bewitching manner; "she was bewitchingly beautiful"
bewitchingly, enchantingly, enthrallingly illustrated by Doug Montross in full color and with strong overtones of realism and facial expression facial expression,
n the use of the facial muscles to communicate or to convey mood. , The Blackbird's Nest is very highly recommended reading.