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Crow Call

Before leaving for World War II, Daddy buys Liz a flannel shirt, something to remember him by when he is gone from home. Liz treasures that big and colourful shirt. It has been such a long time since Daddy was home; he does not even know that Liz's favourite thing to eat is cherry pie! On a cold November day, Liz goes hunting with Daddy. She has never hunted before; Daddy puts Liz in charge of the crow call. As they enter the woods, one can feel the solitude of the hills and appreciate the time Daddy takes to reconnect with Liz. The illustrations effectively portray the 1940s. As well, the power of a special relationship between a parent and a child is expressed through Lowry's descriptive language. The story is based on Lowry's childhood and the special day she spent with her father after he returned home from war. This video is an adaptation of the picture book written by Lois Lowry and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.