After days of rain and storms, Maddie O'Brien is restless to venture out into the forest. Little could she know that while walking with her beloved grandfather, they will come upon a nest of eleven turkey eggs protected by their dying mother. Maddie and Otis can't save the brave wild turkey hen, yet they are determined to hatch out and raise her feisty poults.
But times are hard for the O'Brien family and as Thanksgiving looms ever nearer, it seems certain that Maddie's beloved turkeys are destined for the roaster and the holiday dinner table. How can Maddie O'Brien save her turkeys and still help her family pay its bills?
That is the challenge and when you read this delightful and unforgettable sequel to MADDIE O'BRIEN'S CHRISTMAS DONKEYS, you'll discover how love, bravery and the spirit of Maddie's wild turkeys prove to be a blessing for the O'Brien family and their entire Northern Arizona town. And you will also learn something about the noble wild turkey that Benjamin Franklin once believed courageous enough to replace the bald eagle as America's greatest symbol of freedom.
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About the Author
Regarding his Maddie O'Brien stories, McCarthy says, "I wrote the first one, MADDIE O'BRIEN'S CHRISTMAS DONKEYS as a Christmas gift for my grandchildren. I wanted them to learn of a simpler time when many people raised pigs, ducks, goats, chickens, pigeons, ponies and donkeys. Being the father of three adventuresome daughters, I can relate to a smart and spunky girl like Maddie O'Brien. My wife, the former Sylvia Jane Henry, grew up in the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania and has told me many stories of her childhood and of her love and knowledge of wilderness and animals. Writing about Maddie O'Brien has been fun and in the future I hope to tell many more of Maddie O'Brien's adventures.