The Parrot Detective

The Parrot Detective

by Gerald Hausman, Loretta Hausman
     
 

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Andy and his best friend George, a Blue-fronted Amazonian parrot, live on an island off the Gulf coast of Florida. When Andy's father gets hurt on a Fish and Game mission to catch a poacher, Andy and his almost-human, chip-on-the-shoulder, opinionated parrot go deep into the backwaters to uncover a vine-covered, lethal secret....

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Andy and his best friend George, a Blue-fronted Amazonian parrot, live on an island off the Gulf coast of Florida. When Andy's father gets hurt on a Fish and Game mission to catch a poacher, Andy and his almost-human, chip-on-the-shoulder, opinionated parrot go deep into the backwaters to uncover a vine-covered, lethal secret....

Editorial Reviews

The Horn Book
"eccentricity, lunacy, magic...memorable characters."
School Library
Hausman careens from humor to melodrama to melancholy."
Charlie Award
"He belongs to the fine tradition of literary naturalists. He steals bits of nature...building image by image until we see and feel the world the way he sees and feels it."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012993786
Publisher:
Irie Books
Publication date:
09/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
186
File size:
106 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

GERALD HAUSMAN and LORETTA HAUSMAN spent 22 years in the Southwest during which time Gerald translated stories with his Navajo artist friend, Jay DeGroat. Some of these tales, like The Turquoise Horse, have been used in anthologies and school programs for three decades. Gerald has spoken on the History Channel, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Pacifica Broadcasting. The New York Times Book Review called his collection of mythology Tunkashila “An eloquent tribute to the first great storytellers of America.” In 1986, Gerald and Loretta founded the Blue Harbour School for Creative Writing in Jamaica, West Indies and operated it as an accredited summer school until the mid-nineties. After moving to Florida in 1994, the Hausmans continued to do writing workshops throughout the United States. During this time Gerald was awarded an Aesop Accolade Award from the American Folklore Society. Other books that he wrote with his wife Loretta have received honors from the American Bookseller, Children’s Protective Services, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association, Parent’s Choice and The New York Public Library. Their more than 70 books have been published in a dozen languages and have made them popular speakers at festivals and colleges. Presently they are part owners of a publishing company dedicated to finding new writing. Gerald says, "As editors, Loretta and I have always been passionate about helping other writers. Over the years we have helped many authors find their voice and get into print with established publishing houses. But more than that, we never lose sight of the fact that writing like life is a joyous expression, a gift that makes each day a transcendent treasure freshly opened to eye and ear."

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