A good story combined with lots of interesting bird lore, as a robin takes center of stage as adventurer-explorer in this unusual book. Bobby, the ""middle robin"", was not content with his bit of the woods; he had to wander afield and he embarked on adventures with humans. It was then he discovered the nesting place of a fleet of silver wings -- planes that seemed like giant birds, menace to the woods folk, until Bobby proved they were not alive. How he was banded and became the Silver Robin makes good reading, for all the family. The format -- type face etc. -- would make reading to themselves difficult below perhaps third or fourth grade, while seven year olds and up would like the story.