Come Back, Pigeon!

Come Back, Pigeon!

by Antonie Schneider, Uli Waas
     
 

Barnaby and Flora have just moved from the city to their new home in the country. How different everything is! When they see tame pigeons flocking around old Gabriel, who lives next door, Barnaby rushes off to buy a pigeon of his own. He names her Jewel, and he and Flora hide her in the garden shed. But Jewel soon escapes. Old Gabriel tells them that most pigeons

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Overview

Barnaby and Flora have just moved from the city to their new home in the country. How different everything is! When they see tame pigeons flocking around old Gabriel, who lives next door, Barnaby rushes off to buy a pigeon of his own. He names her Jewel, and he and Flora hide her in the garden shed. But Jewel soon escapes. Old Gabriel tells them that most pigeons will come back home again, but Jewel had been with them for only a few hours. Will she ever return? Barnaby and Flora can only wait—and hope—and while they do, they learn a lot about pigeons and make a wonderful new friend.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
Barnaby and Flora have just moved from the city to their family's new home in the country. How different things are! Perhaps the biggest surprise is their neighbor Gabriel, an old man who keeps tame pigeons in a corner of his attic. Barnaby rushes out to buy a pigeon of his own that the children name Jewel, and hide it in their garden shed. But Jewel soon escapes. While the children wait patiently and hope for her return, Gabriel shares both his pigeon know-how and his friendship with them. Bright, full-color illustrations enliven the text.
Library Journal
Gr 2-3-City children Flora and Barnaby are astounded by the swallows and pigeons they see in their new country home. They make friends with Gabriel, the man next door, who raises pigeons. When Barnaby's newly purchased pigeon flies off, Gabriel offers them a job helping out with his birds. A smooth translation from the original German and full-page color illustrations make an attractive volume, but do not compensate for a slight story unlikely to resonate with either city or suburban readers. Not a necessary purchase.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735811416
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Antonie Schneider was born in Mindelheim, in southern Germany, where she still lives. A former elementary school teacher, she has written numerous other books for North-South, including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World and Good-Bye, Vivi!

Uli Waas was born in Donauworth, Germany. She studied painting and graphic art at the Art Academy in Munich. She has illustrated many books for North-South, including "Where's Molly?, A Mouse in the House!, The Ghost in the Classroom, and most recently, "The Scary Sleepover.

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