Feathered Friends

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Birds have provided inspiration for writers for centuries, with their melodious calls, bright plumage, and almost magical capability of flight. This mini-anthology features literary selections that highlight a handful of bird species and examine their beautiful, mysterious, and humorous aspects. The accompanying articles, activities, and resources help readers to understand birds from a scientific perspective and explore birdsí roles in culture.
 

Contents:

Poems
Birds of Passage by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Owl by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Robin Redbreast by William Allingham
Some Geese by Oliver Herford

Story
Turkeys Turning the Tables by William Dean Howells

Connections
The Pardoned Turkey
Bird Facts

Activities
Making a Pinecone Birdfeeder
Birdwatching

Resources
Further Reading
Guide to Illustrations