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The Burgess Bird Book for Children

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

by Thornton W. Burgess Illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Renowned naturalist and author of children's books on wildlife successfully blends information and entertainment in his book about birds, among them saucy Jenny Wren, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, Creaker the Purple Grackle, Downy the Woodpecker, and other feathered friends. Thirty-two black-and-white illustrations. Learn all about birds' physical appearance, eating and nesting habits, migration patterns, songs, and calls.

11, 3, 6, 8, 12, 4, 7, 9, 10, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 7
Dover Publications
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About the Author and Illustrator

Thornton W. Burgess
Louis Agassiz Fuertes

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