THE CROWS OF PEARBLOSSOM by Aldous Huxley

THE CROWS OF PEARBLOSSOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The special talents of Aldous Huxley are absent, the special talent of Barbara Cooney wasted, in this small story of a crow couple who protect their unborn progeny by tricking a marauding snake with clay eggs; in his discomfiture, he ties himself up in knots and ends his days as a clothes-line for the growing crow family. If the plot is inconsequential, the details are ridiculous, especially the self-winding snake and the would be mother who lays an egg regularly every day. This started as an entertainment for a favorite niece and it still sounds homemade.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Random House