The Curious Book of Birds

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Now the interesting facts about birds we have always with us. We can find them out for ourselves, which is a very pleasant thing to do, or we can take the word of others, of which there is no lack. But it is the quaint fancies about birds which are in danger of being lost. The long-time fancies which the world's children in all lands have been taught are quite as important as the every-day facts. They show what the little feathered brothers have been to the children of men; how we have come to like some and to dislike others as we do; why the poets have called them by certain nicknames which we ought to know; and why a great many strange things are so, in the minds of childlike people. (Summary from the book's introduction) (4 hr 32 min)


Preface 2:28 Read by Jill Engle
The Disobedient Woodpecker 6:29 Read by Charlotte Day
Mother Magpie's Kindergarten 10:07 Read by Jill Engle
The Gorgeous Goldfinch 4:36 Read by Jill Engle
King of the Birds 15:42 Read by Susan Morin
Halcyone 11:15 Read by Susan Morin
The Forgetful Kingfisher 8:49 Read by rookieblue
The Wren Who Brought Fire 10:05 Read by Susan Morin
How the Bluebird Crossed 4:57 Read by Jill Engle
The Peacock's Cousin 13:13 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Masquerading Crow 17:38 Read by Anastasiia Solokha
King Solomon and the Birds 16:54 Read by ryoko
The Pious Robin 8:05 Read by Kimberly Krause
The Robin who was an Indian 12:17 Read by Anthony Webster
The Inquisitive Woman 4:07 Read by Jendia
Why the Nightingale Wakes 9:06 Read by Charlotte Day
Mrs. Partridge's Babies 5:33 Read by Kimberly Krause
The Early Girl 7:21 Read by Woolly Bee
How the Blackbird Spoiled his Coat 12:25 Read by Schums
The Blackbird and the Fox 4:30 Read by Jendia
The Dove who Spoke the Truth 6:25 Read by Jendia
The Fowls on Pilgrimage 6:51 Read by Jendia
The Ground-Pigeon 9:35 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Sister Hen and the Crocodile 13:45 Read by Susan Morin
The Thrush and the Cuckoo 5:13 Read by Jendia
The Owl and the Moon 9:09 Read by Schums
The Tufted Cap 4:21 Read by Marjorie Greaves
The Good Hunter 9:59 Read by Marjorie Greaves
The Courtship of Mr. Stork and Miss Heron 10:50 Read by Schums
Phœnix 11:11 Read by Jendia