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A Broken Flute

Author : Doris Seale
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Presents reviews and evaluations of six hundred children's books about Native Americans.

How the Robin Got Its Red Breast

Author : Belva Green
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When a robin tries to help ease Christ's pain during his Crucifixion, she earns the marking that makes her, and all robins, so special.

Tales of the Irish Hedgerows

Author : Tony Locke
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Traditional hedgerows are rapidly vanishing from our countryside. With their disappearance, we lose not only their flora and fauna but also the tales and folklore that have always surrounded them. This book records these stories before they disappear from memory. With chapters dedicated to specific plants or animals, we learn about the folklore of the hedgehog, the badger, woodmouse, thrush, wren, bumblebee, hawthorn, foxglove and hazel and many more. These are tales of wisdom and magic that help us to gain a greater understanding of the natural world we live in and which encourage us to live in closer harmony with that world.

The Legend of How the Robin Got a Red Breast

Author : Bert Dyck
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This is a story about the adventures of a pair of Robins, as they had to face the hardships of an early winter, but with love and commitment to each other they endured, the struggles, and managed to make there journey south, all the while a legend was created. This is a great read, and easy to understand even for the simplest reader.

A Naturalist s Year

Author : Richard Ffrench
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All the Year Round Spring

Author : Margaret Lane
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Wings and Tales Learning About Birds Through Folklore Facts and Fun Activities

Author : Jennifer L. Kroll
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Parents and teachers can use this book to engage children with the world outside by opening their eyes to fascinating common bird species. • Provides 20 bird tales from around the world retold in simple language, perfect for story time or independent reading • Contains over 60 images, including 20 original woodcut-style story illustrations • Includes a "Feathered Fact File" for each bird species covered, containing numerous fun facts designed to pique children's interest in birds • Each chapter provides a discussion or writing prompt, a story-sharing strategy for parents and teachers, and a backyard birding tip • A bibliography lists works cited and consulted as well as additional resource recommendations for parents and teachers • A handy table shows the skills and standards reinforced by each chapter's extension activity at a glance

Ireland s Birds

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

The Loon the Bat and the Raspberry Bush

Author : Allan Foster
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Delve into the fantastical world of The Loon, the Bat, and the Raspberry Bush, a treasury of unforgettable fables from gifted storyteller and naturalist Allan Foster. Featuring common plants and animals found in backyards, parks, local woodlots, and forests around the Great Lakes Region, this collection of carefully selected tales artfully explains such mysteries as why cardinals are red, how roses got their thorns, and why groundhogs spend half their lives underground. Each story is accompanied by a pencil sketch and brief natural history to help identify specific creatures and link them directly to the environment, delivering not only an intriguing naturalist lesson, but an entertaining tale. Using his signature storytelling technique, Foster associates local plants and animals with famous characters from myths and legends while other stories introduce not-so-famous and new characters plants and animals that talk to each other, defend their homes, fall in love, risk their lives, and play practical jokes. Soar in the skies with the hummingbird army, solve a nutty case with Squirrel, and discover a very important lesson with a Canadian goose. Ideal for families and children alike, The Loon, the Bat, and the Raspberry Bush is the perfect tool for learning more about our exciting natural world.

The Role of Birds in World War One

Author : Nicholas Milton
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The British Expeditionary Force sent to France in the late summer of 1914 has been referred to as ‘The Best British Army Ever Sent to War’ as it was one of the most highly trained and disciplined forces in the world. It was also the ‘Best Birdwatching Army Ever Sent to War’ for among its ranks were hundreds of both amateur and professional ornithologists. When not fighting many soldiers turned to birdwatching as a way of wiling away the long hours spent on guard duty or watching over ‘no man's land’. As a result, the hobby ranked as one of the most popular past-times for soldiers at the front, on a par with smoking, writing, games, gambling, sport and shooting rats. The list of birds seen by soldiers serving in all the theatres of war was truly impressive ranging from the common like sparrows, skylarks and swallows to the exotic like golden orioles, hoopoes and bee-eaters. It was not just at the battle front that birds found themselves in the firing line but also on the home front. Birds provided inspiration for politicians, poets and painters who carried on despite the terrible conflict raging all around them. For the Foreign Secretary Edward Grey, who worked tirelessly to preserve peace but ended up convincing the House of Commons to go to war, birds were his hinterland. But as well as declaring war on Germany on 4 August 1914 the government also declared war on the humble house sparrow, farmers falsely accusing it of destroying Britain’s dwindling wheat and oat supplies. When the guns finally fell silent on the 11 November 1918 and the Great War came to an ignoble end, a generation of birdwatchers lay dead. Among them were scientists, researchers, lords, librarians, artists, authors, professors, poets, lawyers, surgeons and explorers, many barely having entered manhood. If they had lived the science of ornithology and the hobby of birdwatching would have undoubtedly been much the richer. A selection of them is included in the Ornithological Roll of honor at the back of this book.