Bird Tales from Near & Far
paintings by Linda S. Wingerter
Williamson Publishing, 1998
For thousands of years, birds have been a source of wonder to people everywhere. In her third Tales Alive! book, award-winning author Susan Milord invites young imaginations to take flight as you retells six timeless folktales inspired by birds from around the globe. Each tale is accompanied with hands-on, story-related activities.
The Farmer and the Tsar of the Crows
Make and eat "bird's nest" soup, construct a nesting box for small birds, and create Lithuanian-style scratch-design eggs
The Gratitude of the Crane
Compose a haiku poem with a handmade quill pen, weave a keepsake tapestry with feathers, invent a bird dance, and fold an origami paper crane
The Messenger Bird
Learn how birds navigate the skies, play the bird memory game to learn birds' characteristics, and create a thunderbird-design backpack or notebook
Plus other feathered fables!