Written by: Viji Venkatesh
Design and illustration by: Wen Huei Fan
Original story by: Maria Isabel Gomez de Soriano
Beautifully illustrated and poetically written, the book tells the story of Maximo,
a little sparrow who is weak and smaller than other young sparrows, and unable to
fly. As much as he tries to overcome his challenge, Maximo is thinking about giving
up, when one day he finds himself as the only creature in the forest about to witness
the Big Cat's attack of another small and weak sparrow. Finding the strength he
did not know he had, Maximo sweeps down and rescues the weak bird.
This heroic experience helps Maximo realize that he had the strength to overcome
his challenge all along. Seeing someone else in need of help had allowed him to
break free of the bands of fear and despair that had tied him down. Soon birds from
other forests hear about Maximo and decide to join hands with him and strengthen
his vision for the well-being of fellow creatures. A worldwide revolution of love
and support takes place, inspired by Maximo, the little sparrow who was at first
too weak to fly.
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