THE BEGGAR AND THE BLUEBIRD is a modern-day fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Anderson and the Grimm Brothers. It tells the moving story of a little bird whose flight southward for the winter keeps getting delayed because of the strange requests of a local street beggar. An inspiring story of risk and sacrifice, this book teaches children the true meaning of gift-giving and demonstrates that great love is always rewarded by God–though often not in ways we can predict. The poignant and miraculous ending is sure to bring happy tears to young and older readers alike. Hardcover.