This is another "TWINKLE TALE" from Mr. Baum (written under the pen name Laura Bancroft) and celebrates the further adventures of Twinkle and Chubbins as they magically become child-larks and live the exciting, and often dangerous, life of birds in the forest.
First Page:POLICEMAN BLUEJAY
Author of The Twinkle Tales, Etc.
With Illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright
[Frontispiece: "GO, BOTH OF YOU, AND JOIN THE BIRD THAT WARNED YOU"]
Chicago The Reilly & Britton Co. Publishers
Copyright, 1907 by The Reilly & Britton Co.
The Lakeside Press R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company Chicago
To the Children
I MUST admit that the great success of the "TWINKLE TALES" has astonished me as much as it has delighted the solemn eyed, hard working publishers. Therefore I have been encouraged to write a new "TWINKLE BOOK," hoping with all my heart that my little friends will find it worthy to occupy a place beside the others on their pet bookshelves. And because the children seem to especially love the story of "Bandit Jim Crow," and bird life is sure to appeal alike to their hearts and their imaginations, I have again written about birds.
The tale is fantastical, and intended to amuse rather than instruct; yet many of the traits of the feathered folk, herein described, are in strict accordance with natural history teachings and will serve to acquaint my readers with the habits of birds in their wildwood homes... Continue reading book >>
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