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Red and Lulu, by
Matt Tavares
Red & Lulu
Written and illustrated by Matt Tavares

2017 Junior Library Guild Selection
*Starred review in Publishers Weekly

Available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or an independent bookstore near you.
Or order a signed copy from my friends at G. WIllikers!

Red and

Red and Lulu
on 5th Ave in Manhattan

Red at the
Empire State Building
A Junior
Library Guild Selection

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song:

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for miracles.

From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.


"The birds' reunion is poignant and well earned, and their decision to stay in the city after the holidays poignantly shows how seeming misfortune can lead to unexpected and rewarding opportunities."
*Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A touching, beautifully illustrated story..."

-Kirkus Reviews

"Red and Lulu is extraordinary."

-John Schumacher, aka Mr. Schu

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RED AND LULU. Illustrations copyright 2017 Matt Tavares. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Inc., Somerville, MA.