THE BEEPS by Virginia Holton


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An appealing account of the friendship of a sparrow family for a naval officer and his wife, of the amazing flights from Kansas City to New York, to California, to China, and back again. Observation of the Beeps' habits, conversation, enduring loyalty, friendship with other birds, and the effect they had on the Holton's lives. Authenticated by outsiders, this extraordinary story appeared in newspapers -- and this is an expanded account, an experience that extended from 1934-38. You'll like Beep and Mrs. Beep, and Beep, Jr. The oldsters attached themselves to the Commander, the young bird to Mrs. Holton. A very special sort of book, for those who liked Eckstein's Canary -- or for the Salten and the Peattie markets.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1939
Publisher: John Day