Flights of Fancy
Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
By Peter Tate
Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385342483, 192pp.
Publication Date: October 21, 2008
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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find:
“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”
“One for sorrow, two for joy…”
Traditional English rhyme
“The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.”
Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III
“The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.”
Medieval Persian tradition
“When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.”
Cherokee Indian legend
“Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.”
“Will intrigue bird-watchers and nature lovers.”—Booklist