the wild parrots of brooklyn

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The Story of Some Very Brave Birds
Text by William Petrick & Peter Selgin
Illustrated by Peter Selgin

As told by Rudy, the superintendent of the apartment building across the street, a lonesome little girl learns the amazing story of the wild parrots she discovers one morning in a pear tree in front of her Brooklyn brownstone apartment building, a tale of blending fact, lore, and legend. With illustrations inspired by the retablos (votive paintings) of Mexico and South America.