Percy to the Rescue

Percy to the Rescue

by Steven J. J. Simmons, Kim Howard
     
 

Percy looks like all the other pigeons in London, but beneath his dusty coat of feathers beats the heart of a hero. From Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, follow Percy as he journeys through London to save two stranded boys. Features dramatic full-color paintings and a colorful map.  See more details below

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Percy looks like all the other pigeons in London, but beneath his dusty coat of feathers beats the heart of a hero. From Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, follow Percy as he journeys through London to save two stranded boys. Features dramatic full-color paintings and a colorful map.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leslie Julian
Have you ever watched a pigeon bob its head and wondered if it was listening? Well, this one doesn't just listen; he is a keen observer who can spot trouble from afar. Add to this his talent for carrying important messages, and you have yourself a true hero pigeon!
Kirkus Reviews
Exquisite watercolors provide a visual feast in this tale of a valorous pigeon. Providing a pigeon's-eye view of London while tracing Percy's daily flight through the city, Simmons (Alice and Greta, 1997) recounts intriguing historical backgrounds on London's major sights. The narrative initially lags due to the somewhat pedagogic tone. However, the pace picks up as the feathered hero embarks upon his adventure. A wry sense of humor is revealed in the text as Percy frantically attempts to attract the attention of some humans in order to rescue two boys stranded on a small island in the Serpentine. Particularly amusing is the harried bird's attempts to crack the notoriously unflappable demeanor of a palace guard. Ultimately, Percy, with the assistance of a human friend, Matilda, brings about the rescue, earning acclaim and a regal roost in the palace gardens. Howard's rich watercolors infuse the tale with drama and recreate the beauty of London. (map) (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881063905
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.85(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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