Flights of Fancy

Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
Product Number: EB00158815
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307783974
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Description

The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find: Cranes "Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand." Russian proverb Magpies "One for sorrow, two for joy." Traditional English rhyme Owls "The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign." Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Peacocks "The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet." Medieval Persian tradition Ravens "When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black." Cherokee Indian legend Swans "Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep him faithful." British superstition

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Author(s): Peter Tate
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2011

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