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  • Award year: 1950
  • List: Randolph Caldecott Medal
  • Author: Leo Politi
  • Song of the Swallows

    The bell ringer and gardener of the mission church in Capistrano tells Juan the history of the mission churches and of the return of the swallows every St. Joseph's Day. Pinks, grays, yellows, and greens in muted tones convey friendship and a respect for nature. Two songs are included in the text.