Thor Hanson’s first children’s book is the story of Bartholomew Quill, a crow who’s trying to figure out what he is. Rather than just a creation myth, it’s a legend about biodiversity and the clever and loveable crow. Tour the animal kingdom from a crow’s point of view in this whimsical mix of science and poetry. The rhyming story and beautiful illustrations of Pacific Northwest wildlife make this a fun read-aloud for the whole family.
A PNBA Bestseller!
An SCBWI Summer Reading Pick!
"Young readers are sure to savor Bartholomew's antics."
"Exceptionally well written... an enduringly popular addition to preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."
—Midwest Book Review
“Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who is a great illustrated book with captivating images inspired by the Pacific Northwest”
"[Thor Hanson] fulfills his storytelling mission in an ingenious way."
—The Seattle Times
“Award-winning author Thor Hanson's writing style is flowing and poetic, which makes it fun to read aloud.”
—Montana Public Radio
"This is a fun story for young children!"
—SoCal City Kids
“Bartholomew Quill is a beautiful story that will leave children to dream about other fictional connections with Mother Nature.”
“[The story’s] wonderful illustrations beautifully complement the rhyming text.”
—Corner on Character
“After reading Bartholomew Quill to my children, I can tell you that this is an excellent book for those who love nature.”
—Maria Dismondy, Books that Make a Difference
“This book by acclaimed biologist Thor Hanson…takes us on a lyrical journey back in time.”
"[A] charming book."
—Well Read (PBS affiliate)
“Teaches and inspires.”
“A creative lesson in biodiversity.”