THE PEAR TREE THE BIRCH TREE AND THE BARBERRY BUSH by Aleis Carigiet

THE PEAR TREE THE BIRCH TREE AND THE BARBERRY BUSH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A barberry bush is better protection for a bird's nest than a tall pear tree is, observes the Tubak family from their quaint house up in the Swiss Alps: magpies steal glittering things, and crows rob chaffinch nests. It's a birdwatcher story of small appeal further limited by a stilted and sometimes overly sentimental text, but the illustrations are superb--full page pencil and watercolor, they are fresh, bright and unaffectedly delicate, communicating the Swiss setting and tenderness of the story far better than the narrative. No one will forget the pictures (or remember the plot).

Pub Date: June 1st, 1967
Publisher: Walck