Anthropomorphized birds inhabit Alison Morgan's winter countryside in quite a departure for the author of A Boy Called Fish...

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RIVER SONG

Anthropomorphized birds inhabit Alison Morgan's winter countryside in quite a departure for the author of A Boy Called Fish (1973), Pete (1973), and Ruth Crane (1974). Timothy, a pied wagtail, Richard, a wren, and Tyce, a flycatcher and poet, are the primary characters, though others, notably a fanciful goldfinch named Julian, flit through. In fact, the birds develop distinct personalities which do not seem too incongruous with their avian natures; nevertheless, there is a certain cuteness underlying some of the minimal action which soon begins to cloy.

Pub Date: Oct. 22, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1975