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Feb 16, 2011
| ISBN 9780307783974
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Feb 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307783974
The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find: Cranes“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”Russian proverbMagpies“One for sorrow, two for joy…”Traditional English rhymeOwls“The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.”Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part IIIPeacocks“The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.”Medieval Persian traditionRavens“When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.”Cherokee Indian legendSwans“Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.”British superstition
Peter Tate has published several books on ornithology. In Flights of Fancy he has collected the stories that have most intrigued him over a lifetime of study. Tate lives in England.
“Will intrigue bird-watchers and nature lovers.”—Booklist
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