Flitt’s Call

By Kara Griffin

Flitt's Call - Kara Griffin and Shawn Larson
Flitt’s Call – Kara Griffin and Shawn Larson

Flitt’s Call is the second picture book by PEI author Kara Griffin. It is illustrated by K. Shawn Larson and published by Acorn Press. 

Flitt is a little bank swallow who returns to his beloved PEI every spring to nest in the same seaside cliffs. But this year, things are different. The land has changed, he can’t find as many insects to eat, and there are fewer swallows to play with. When his chicks are born, Flitt realizes he needs to teach his little swallows, all the swallows, a special call—Flitt’s Call. 

Griffin was born and raised in PEI. Her stories celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature and invite the reader to see and understand the world through their hearts. She hopes that Flitt’s story inspires readers to protect the natural world. 

Flitt’s Call is part of a project with Island Nature Trust, supported by the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The book features one of the Island’s species-at-risk, the bank swallow. By engaging young Islanders in nature and storytelling, this project promotes connection, creativity, mental well-being and resilience in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Follow Acorn Press, Island Nature Trust and Kara Griffin on their social channels for details about the upcoming book launch.