Beth Lazzazero Mack loves nature and animals. She found herself making up tales to explain the natural world to her children and subtly impart important values, using nature as an entertaining teaching tool. A portrait artist who studied art and design at Buffalo State University, Mack then turned one of these tales into a charming, beautifully illustrated fable. Mack lives in Eden, New York, with her two children.
A blackbird breaks a wing while trying to fly to the sun. After being ignored by many, a small boy finally takes pity on him. Once he has healed, the blackbird discovers that the boy’s kindness has changed his feathers forever.