Song of the Swallows

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Song of the Swallows
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Song of the Swallows
AuthorLeo Politi
IllustratorLeo Politi
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's picture book
Publication date
Media typePrint

Song of the Swallows is a book by Leo Politi. Published by Scribner, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1950.[1]


The book tells the story of two children who live in an old mission in San Juan Capistrano in California. One of the children tells the other the amazing journey the swallows make all the way from South America to spend the summer in California.[2]


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ The Song of the Swallows
Preceded by
The Big Snow
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
The Egg Tree