BRAVE LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD by Virginia Frances Voight

BRAVE LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you have McClung's Ruby Throat, you have the same storied year without the heartthrob of 'brave little Hummer's' escape from an ocelot, precarious Gulf of Mexico crossing, etc.; if you have Roma Gans' Hummingbirds in the Garden, you have straightforward description and explanation and altogether more information; if you have either, you have more precisely instructive illustration: the alternately peach- and green-tinged pages here don't even allow one to see the hummingbird wholly colored. Furthermore, not only is Hummer, the individual, heroicized (McClung, wiser, says ""He would be a real fighter, like all hummingbirds""), but she is made to realize ""that winter was gone in the north"" (McClung: ""Something was telling him to leave""); how she finds her way is passed over as if it were not even a question. Fluff by comparison with the others.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1971
Publisher: Putnam