The New King of Birdland!

Illustration:  Kind of Birdland.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

“BLESS ME!” HE EXCLAIMED, “WHOM HAVE WE HERE?”

. . . The Stork looked up in surprise as the wonderful stranger approached.

“Bless me!” he exclaimed, “whom have we here? I thought I knew all Birdland, but I never before saw such a freak as this!”

“I am the King. I am to be the new King,” announced the Crow. “Is there any bird more gorgeous than I?”

Illustration:  Kind of Birdland.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

7 thoughts on “The New King of Birdland!

    1. Now that you ask about the cloth (canvas?) I truthfully don’t know. The book itself is printed on paper (not linen). You would know best, but it looks as if the original images were painted (watercolor?). They have a wide range of grey tones.
      Elephant

  1. I know they’re not too popular but I have always liked crows and they look great without all the fussy stuff. This crow should have talked to me before he went so far. Love the various expressions on the birds’ faces.

    1. I like crows too! They are very smart and interesting to watch. Yes, I have been watching crows. The dislike seems partly cultural and partly a thoughtless prejudice.
      Elephant

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