When Agnes Caws by Candace Fleming

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The creators of the ALA Notable book "Gabriella's Song" team up again in this delightfully silly adventure about eight-year-old Agnes Peregrine, the best bird-caller in history. Full color.

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Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including "Ben Franklin's Almanac, " an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Gabriella's Song, " and "When Agnes Caws, " all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago. Giselle Potter is the author and illustrator of "The Year I Didn't Go to School, " which is based upon her travels around Italy with her family's theater troupe at age seven. She is also the illustrator of "The Brave Little Seamstress" and "Kate and the Beanstalk, " both by Mary Pope Osborne, "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" by Patricia C. McKissack, and "Gabriella's Song" by Candace Fleming. Ms. Potter lives in Rosendale, New York.
Published March 1, 1999 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Dressing Agnes and her mother, famed ornithologist Octavia Peregrine, in bloomers, high-button shoes and full, elegant dresses, Potter shows the intrepid birdwatchers in a variety of outdoorsy locales, and when the mustachioed villain at last appears, Agnes’s operatic clucks and whistles summon a...

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In a starred review of a quirky tale of a Victorian heroine with a talent for bird calling, PW said, "Young birdwatchers will cheer on this spunky heroine who outsmarts the evildoer, from the fact-filled endpapers to the feathery finale."

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