Parents, teachers, and young reders all over the world have enthusiastically welcomed the Dover prints of Thorton Burgess's classic nature books, including the perennial bestseller, The Adventures of Peter Cottontail. In the present volume, the author's goal of introducing children to the fascinatig subject of bird life is brilliantly realized in story fashion. While "interviewing" Slaty the Junco, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, and dozens of other common birds, our guides Peter Rabbit and saucy Jenny Wren - and of course, the reader - learn about their physical appearances, eating and nesting habits, and successful blend of information and entertainment. Reprint of the Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1943 edition."
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