Sharing a robin's life

by Johns, Linda.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 636.6 Joh
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  636.6 Joh
This is a true story of two unusual individuals: County, a robin, who chose to share her life with a human, and Linda Johns, an artist, who was happy to accommodate the robin. Unusual and provocative, it will change the way you think about birds -- and yourself.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This is an absolutely enchanting story of a remarkable human-bird relationship. When artist-naturalist Johns found a robin fledgling by the roadside, she placed it in a nearby tree. No parent came to claim it, however, so Johns took ``County'' home, intending to release her later. Instead, County stayed, joining a household with two pigeons and a duck. With Johns's help, County was able to follow the rituals of wild robins, even indoors. She went through migrating patterns, built nests, laid eggs. Johns removed eggs from wild nests for County to brood; when they hatched, County made it clear that she expected Johns to help nurture the babies as a father robin does. In addition to its charm, this account offers new insight into robin behavior. The accompanying color photos will captivate readers. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Robins as pets.
Publisher Halifax, N.S. :Nimbus,1993
Language English
Description vi, 128 pages, 27 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 155109004X :
1551090554 (pbk.) :
9781551090559 (pbk.)
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