CHARLEY HARPER WORDS AND BIRDS

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A book for every bird lover who knows there is more to birdwatching than measurements, range maps, flight patterns, and lifetime lists. BIRDS & WORDS is a true reflection of Charley Harper, who was that special species of man with twinkling eyes and smile, with wit as infectiously keen and light-hearted as his paintings. Harper the humorist reads as captivating in the self-composed stories that accompany his serigraphs as Harper the artist. An active curiosity prodded him to constantly question nature. “What will happen,” he asked, “if a buzzard, which eats only dead meat, comes upon a possum, which plays dead when threatened? The answer has to be that the mild-mannered marsupial will win his Purple Heart—possumously.”

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