Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Uncle Frank always takes Cora Lee fishing and tells her great stories about two birds, old Putnam and spunky Pennyroyal. Later, she realizes he's telling her stories about their relationship. One-color illustrations. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: When Cora Lee and her Uncle Frank go fishing, he tells her a story about Putnam, a sedate old grebe (a loon-like bird). Life was dull for Putnam -- until he met a spunky grebe named Pennyroyal.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-Frank and his nine-year-old niece, Cora Lee, have a tradition of going fishing on New Year's Eve day during her annual trip to Arizona. This year, however, may be the last because of Frank's stubborn refusal to ever visit Cora's home and the rest of his family in Indiana. The child is upset by this prospect, but her uncle can offer her no reasonable explanation. Instead, he tells her a story about Putnam, a grebe who leaves his pond when his favorite food runs out. He has a number of adventures and ends up in an underground spring that appears to have no exit. There are other grebes there, though, and it's safe, so Putnam comes to accept it as his new home. Then, Pennyroyal, a least grebe arrives. Unlike the others, she longs for adventure and desperately wants to find a way out of the spring. Putnam is moved by her need and works to help her escape. As this story unfolds, sideline conversations between Frank and Cora provide insights into their personalities and relationship. It also becomes evident that the story is Frank's somewhat clumsy attempt at explaining himself to his niece. The story-within-a-story device is intriguing; however, neither the human nor bird characters are developed strongly enough to make their tales compelling. Young nature lovers might initially be interested in the grebes' adventures, but they (like Cora) will soon discover Uncle Frank's motive in telling the story. Unlike Cora, however, they have no vested interest in finding out how it all ends.
Arwen Marshall, New York Public Library
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