A White Heron

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Overview

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity.

A nine-year-old New England girl has to decide whether or not she will help the ornithologist who is searching for the rare white heron.

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Children's Literature - Tim Whitney
Written and set in New England during the late 1800's, nine-year-old Sylvia, a shy and lonely girl of the woods, must decide whether she will help the ornithologist who is searching for the great white heron. The young man wishes to shoot the bird and add it to his stuffed collection, and only Sylvia knows where the beautiful bird keeps its nest. The tale is definitely typical of the time period in which it was written, particularly with regard to the language and its portrayal of women, but the beautiful illustrations bring the story to life and make this book a collector's item.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763602055
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 10/6/1997
  • Series: Candlewick Treasures
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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