SKELETON CREEK by John Parlin

SKELETON CREEK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

During the first quarter of this century, the Audubon Society fought against the ruthless hunters in Florida who killed thousands of snowy egrets each year and sold avidly sought plumes to the hat industry. This story of one Audubon worker's involvement is the ""Feather War"" is exciting, but stripped of the exotic plumage, its weaknesses become evident: the thirteen year olds are far too ingenious; the burly hunters are nearly stock figures, and the contrived romance, however slight is unnecessary. But, despite these flaws, it does effectively emphasize the importance of conservation, and therefore has a certain value.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1963
Publisher: belard-Schuman