The King of the Birds

The King of the Birds

eBook - 2016
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In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O'Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage -- she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade -- all to no avail.

Then she finally stumbles on the perfect solution. When she introduces the queen of the birds -- a peahen -- to her collection, the peacock immediately displays his glorious shimmering tail.

This delightful story, full of humor and heart, celebrates the legacy of a great American writer.

Includes an author's note about Flannery O'Connor.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books Ltd, 2016.
ISBN: 9781554988525
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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rosypinkposy Jun 30, 2018

This picture book is based on actual events in author Flannery O' Connor's young life. The quirky collage illustrations perfectly capture the personalities of grouchy Flannery, the bored peacock, and all the many other birds. But how can Flannery get the peacock to show all of his beautiful tail feathers? She needs just one more bird to help... The Atlanta author and illustrator have given us a unique story to enjoy!


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