That Quail, Robert

That Quail, Robert

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by Margaret Stanger
     
 

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The perennially bestselling and acclaimed classic of the little bird who preferred human companionship to other quail.

Overview

The perennially bestselling and acclaimed classic of the little bird who preferred human companionship to other quail.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
“Along with BORN FREE and RASCAL, this true story of the little quail that loved people ranks among the great nature tales of all time.”
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“Robert revealed to those about her (he turned out to be a she) that there is indeed a universal language that all life shares. It is called love.”
Nashville Banner
“Captivating, charming, incredible, poignant. . . . At the end one has met and come to love a wild, shy, natural denizen of the fields and woods almost as a human friend.”
Christian Science Monitor
“A classic”
Best Sellers
“A delight. … A beautiful little book illustrated with drawings by Cathy Baldwin.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060812461
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
204,803
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Born on Cape Cod at Falmouth, Massachusetts, Margaret A. Stanger grew up in her pioneer parents' home in Iowa. With a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. from Columbia University (where she also studied law), Miss Stanger was graduated from Boston Children's Hospital as a registered nurse. She returned to the Cape to live in Orleans, where she became one of Robert's closest human friends. Illustrator Cathy Baldwin, another friend and neighbor of Robert's, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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That Quail, Robert 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Lissa426 More than 1 year ago
Oh the years have passed since I was first given this book by my grandparents, who held the beautiful Quail in high esteem, as well as beautiful Cape Cod. Such a tale is told about beautiful Robert, from how this beautiful little creature comes to be part of a human family, to the many talents Robert possessed, both human and bird-like. If you have a child who is especially 'tuned in' to wildlife, I highly recommend this charming tale. I still have my battered copy in my library, and smile each time I thumb through the yellowed pages.
2good2miss More than 1 year ago
Just loved this story. Enough so that I'm ordering a copy for each of my sisters.
Hadar More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written, true account of a quail that became part of a very kind and patient family that allowed this quail to be comfortable and exhibit an amazing amount of intelligence and feeling!
aviansoul More than 1 year ago
"That Quail, Robert" is a superb story, beautifully written and sensitively evoked, about a social and affectionate little bird and the people who love her. I recommend it most highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is...INCREDABLE! It's amazing! It shows that sometimes, even when it has never been done, it can truly be done and turn into something remarkable! This book is great of ANY age and is a TRUE story that will change the way you think about miracles!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She pads to Dove Spirit and dips her head. "May I join this pack?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wolf watches the camp...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smiled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Howled boredly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nods back slightly and lays down on the far side of the camp(?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS PLACE IS B-O-R-I-N-G!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoa man u guys are piled up on dove
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is that
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i thought we were inactive on fridays or some thing( im 11 how old are you)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We moved back to two cites