JIM BAKER'S BLUEJAY YARN by Mark Twain

JIM BAKER'S BLUEJAY YARN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author's narration of his own run-in with three cackling ravens serves as preparation for an introduction to Jim Baker, a solitary old miner, who has peculiar ideas about bird talk. Jim takes over and in drawling sentences tells his yarn about the bluejay who found a hole --in the roof of a house-- and tried to fill it with acorns. All of it is perfect for the story teller who has a flare for reading Twain's various and involved dialects. Told properly, young listeners will like the obvious comedy of the silly bird.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1963
Publisher: Orion Press