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The Shoe Bird
     

The Shoe Bird

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by Eudora Welty, Beth Krush (Illustrator)
 

When Arturo the Parrot, whose job it was to help greet people as they came into The Friendly Shoe Store, picked up and repeated a small boy’s disgruntled comment, “Shoes are for the birds!,” it certainly changed the course of his life. This is Eudora Welty’s only book specifically written for young readers.

Overview

When Arturo the Parrot, whose job it was to help greet people as they came into The Friendly Shoe Store, picked up and repeated a small boy’s disgruntled comment, “Shoes are for the birds!,” it certainly changed the course of his life. This is Eudora Welty’s only book specifically written for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878056682
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
87
Sales rank:
749,558
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Eudora Welty (1909–2001) is the author of many novels and story collections, including The Optimist’s Daughter (Pulitzer Prize), Losing Battles, The Ponder Heart, The Robber Bridegroom, and A Curtain of Green and Other Stories.

Beth Krush (1918–2009) was half of an American husband-and-wife team of illustrators (with Joe Krush; born May 18, 1918), who worked primarily on children’s books. The Krushes may be best known for the US editions of all five Borrowers books by Mary Norton, published by Harcourt 1953–1961 and 1982, a series inaugurated very early in their careers. Besides collaborating with her husband, Beth Krush illustrated The Shoe Bird (1964), the only children’s book by Eudora Welty.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 13, 1909
Date of Death:
July 23, 2001
Place of Birth:
Jackson, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Jackson, Mississippi
Education:
University of Wisconsin

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The Shoe Bird 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This silly little chapter book is cheerful to read and even better to read aloud!  The main character is a parrot who repeats everything he hears ("If you hear it, tell it") , and this habit sets events in motion that end up snowballing into a crazy party.  Over the course of the night, he learns to think for himself instead of just repeat what he hears, and all the birds learn to value their special gifts.  I recommend this book to everyone from 5 to 105... although I feel that some of the word play, and puns might be lost on the youngest audience.
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