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Nancy Yi Fan

Nancy Yi Fan(1993- )
Nancy Yi Fan’s novel Swordbird is her childhood reaction to the events of September 11, 2001. Nancy currently lives with her parents in Gainesville, Florida. Here’s the Swordbird website.

Swordbird: Two stars for Swordbird, Five for Miss Fan

Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan

The Swordbird Song
by Kat Hooper
To be sung to the tune of “The Trees” by Rush.

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble in the trees,
For the bluejays want their eggs back
And their nuts and their berries.

The trouble with the blue jays,
(And they're quite convinced they’re right)
They say the cardinals filched their babies
And they grabbed their food at night.

But the cardinals didn’t do it,
‘Twas the hawk and all his knaves
They are building a strong fortress
And the woodbirds will be slaves!

There is trouble in the Forest,
But the Swordbird, it is said,
Can be called to fight oppression
And can make the bad birds... Read More