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Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 21, 2008

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Tate says that what he has tried to do is select the stories that have most intrigued him in the course of a lifetime’s study, and he posits that he is fascinated by stories that recur in different traditions. He points out that many of the stories probably were told originally just for fun; some, no doubt, were old wives’ tales told to scare or instruct children. Tate tells stories about 30 species of birds—from blackbirds to wrynecks—and each includes a line drawing and information on its song and diet. This attractive guide will intrigue bird-watchers and nature lovers. --George Cohen


“Will intrigue bird-watchers and nature lovers.”—Booklist

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (October 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385342489
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,072,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 5/0 on November 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
"Flights of Fancy" (Birds in Myth, Legend and Superstition) by Peter Tate.
Some good folklore trivia, but Note: it is written almost entirely for an audience in the U.K. and Europe.
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