The Crow and the Peacock
Oxford Children’s Books
Crow lives a happy and contented life until he hears the gentle cooing of a dove in the woods one day. This encounter engenders a feeling of dissatisfaction in him and off he flies on a journey to find out where true happiness lies.
The trouble is each bird he talks with – Dove, Nightingale,
and even the stunningly beautiful king Peacock stuck in a cage, says that for one reason or another, real happiness eludes it.
Peacock says something else to Crow too and the story comes full circle.
With its themes of true happiness, and freedom, this story is a reworking of an old fable, that will surely, now especially when we’re all feeling confined and having to practice physical distancing, make listeners and readers pause and think about what is truly important in life.
Debut picture book author/illustrator Jo Fernihough’s vibrant, mixed media illustrations sing their own song as we follow Crow through the pages on his journey of discovery.