“Sing Ulla bird, Mum.” In my childhood, these words always made my Mum smile and she would sing about the ill-fated love between a canary and a sparrow.
A wild sparrow flew into a mansion and saw a beautiful yellow canary in his cage. The canary fell instantly in love and sang, “I’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow. Will you share my cage with me?”
The sparrow sang “Goodbye, little yellow bird. I would rather face the cold, on a leafless tree than a prisoner be, in a cage of gold.”
Ulla Bird and the Pit Ponies is engaging and educational.
An engaging children’s story about canaries, with references to canaries in art and poetry of days gone by, the story is gently told.
It introduces young readers to the virtual slavery of women and children in coal mines, before being replaced by pit ponies. A brief history of how the birds and pit ponies were used in the coal mines until recent times, it opens the door for discussion and learning, without being confrontational.
WOW! Did you know that one of Australia’s Prime Ministers was a pit boy?
Ulla Bird and the Pit Ponies – Brilliant, glossy book plus the digital version
Educational Pack: $23.50
A full colour, hard bound edition of the book, printed on quality 150gms gloss paper. Filled with beautiful colour photographs, and including 20 or more questions in the the back, this is a book which will be treasured and read over and over again.
PLUS a full colour, PDF copy of the book. This is perfect for downloading the PDF version to a device, for mobile reading, and accessing the interactive website links, as well as having the outstanding printed edition for reading as a real book.
Order the full educational pack here – the book AND the digital copy
Ulla Bird and the Pit Ponies – Full colour, digital edition.
Mobile Pack: $1.99
A full colour, high definition PDF version of the book, which can be downloaded and saved to your device. It can be printed if you want, and it contains active website links to enhance information in the book. The book includes 20 or more questions, to help explore the reader’s comprehension of the story.
Buy your full colour Ulla Bird – digital version – here