Finn's Feather by Rachel Noble

(Enchanted Lion Books, June 12, 2018)

Finn knows his brother, Hamish, is gone. But he also knows that his brother sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep.


Finn runs to shows his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn’s teacher responds similarly. Why isn’t anyone as excited as he is?

 

Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. “Why did Hamish give it to you?” asks his friend, Lucas. “Maybe he wanted to say hi?” wonders Finn. “Maybe,” Lucas says, “Hamish wanted you to have fun with it.” 

 

Finn’s Feather is a story about resilience and memory―about a child, his brother, and a friend who meets him where he is.

Reviews for Finn's Feather

byRebecca Sparrow

"‘Finn’s Feather’ is a children’s picture book written by Queensland author Rachel Noble and magically illustrated by Zoey Abbott. It’s the story of a little boy called Finn who finds a feather on his doorstep and immediately believes it’s a sign from his brother Hamish who died. It is the most beautiful story navigating the journey children take when they lose a loved family member. If you have a child who has lost someone — I cannot recommend this book more highly. Rachel wrote it to honour the memory of her little boy Hamish who died in 2012. It’s a beautiful uplifting story about how children find their own way to explain death and the importance of having people in their lives who can meet them where they are. It reminded how much better children can be at handling grief because they can be so open about their feelings. It’s a story of love and resilience and memory."