Small Birds
by Melissa Stewart
Benchmark Books /
Marshall Cavendish, 2003
Perfect Pets series
for Grades 2-4
ISBN 978-0-7614-1397-4
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This warmly written, informative book explains how to choose and keep a small bird as a pet. Accompanied by engaging photographs, the text provides practical information as well as fascinating history and folklore.
Research Notes
“As children, my brother and I had pets ranging from dogs and cats to pigs. One of my favorites was a parakeet named Bert. So when an editor asked me to write a book on small pet birds, I said yes without even asking when the manuscript was due. It turns out another writer had dropped out at the last minute, and I had a very tight deadline. Luckily, I had some personal experience to draw on even before I began the research."

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