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Tree of Birds
After Harry nurses Sally, a green-tufted tropical bird, back to health, he is reluctant to let her fly south with her friends.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 28th 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published 1990)
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This was just a random pick from the library and what a delight!!! When young Harry nurses a wounded bird back to health, he become quite attached to his feathered friend. When Sally, the bird, is ready to fly free, Harry is reluctant to let her go. Even when a tree "sprouts" with Sally's friends, Harry still can't say goodbye. The ending is unexpected and cute. A fun, enjoyable book about friends and friendship.
Jul 23, 2011 Shaundell rated it 4 of 5 stars
Harry finds a wounded Green Tufted Tropical bird, whom he names Sally. He takes her home and nurses her back to health. Her friends are missing her and come to find her; however, Harry loves his bird and doesn't want to let her go. A surprise ending! What a beautiful picture book - loved the plot and also the cute little drawings from Susan! I had to chuckle when Harry pretended to be a cat! :)
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONE ...moreMore about Susan Meddaugh...