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The Crows of Pearblossom Hardcover – 1969
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Noted novelist, essayist, critic Aldous Huxley's only childrens story, written for his niece Olivia de haulleville who spent much time with him and his wife.
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A month or so before seeing this book, a pair of bluebirds picked our bluebird house for the season. They built a nest and laid five blue eggs in it. We were excited about having our first bluebird family in our new house. We sent emails to the grandchildren and others in the family telling them about the progression of things in the house. Then a few days after the time the eggs were calculated to hatch (we were out of town), a neighbor called to tell us that the house had been torn down and was lying torn apart on the ground. No sign of eggs or chicks. We figure that the neighborhood bear made lunch of the chicks.
Well, if you are a bird and lay lots of eggs every year, maybe one of the functions you play in nature is to provide lunch for bears - or snakes.
So this book will be fun with the grandchildren, and a real nature lesson that all of us, including snakes, need lunch of some kind. Hopefully not of crows from families with polka-dotted dresses, and hopefully not from our own bluebird house.
This book is so good that I envision that some day my grandchildren will be going through my belongings that I leave for them, and come across "The Crows of Pearlblossom" with the polka-dotted dress on the cover and remember reading it with me. And maybe they will also remember our experiences together with nature. If that happens, my soul will rest easy.
It is that memorable a book.