Burton and Stanley by Frank O'Rourke

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After discovering a pair of lost West African storks who can communicate in Morse code, Mr. Kraft, a depot agent on a railroad line, tries to help them return home.
 

About Frank O'Rourke

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Frank O'Rourke (October 16, 1916) was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. O'Rourke ultimately wrote more than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and he attended Kemper Military School. His first novel was E Company (1945), based in part on his wartime experiences in WWII. O'Rourke sometimes wrote under the pen name of Frank O'Malley. In 1989 he committed suicide on April 27.
 
Published March 1, 1993 by David R. Godine Publisher. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kraft, who knows his bird books, promptly identifies them as marabou storks, mysteriously far from home.

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Two maribou storks are the unlikely but captivating heroes of what PW's starred review called an ""inventive and quixotic yarn...

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This inventive and quixotic yarn stars two unlikely but captivating heroes: a pair of marabou storks (appropriately named for explorers), who in 1935 are blown 7000 miles from Kenya to a quiet railroad depot in Nebraska.

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