The Adventure Book of Birds by William A. Jerr illustrations by Charlotte Howard 1959 A Capitol Young Adventure Book

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Take flight into the fascinating world of birds with The Adventure Book of Birds by William A. Jerr, published in 1959 as part of the Capitol Young Adventure Book series by Golden Press.

This paperback book, designed for young readers, is a vibrant exploration of the avian world, featuring both color and black-and-white illustrations. Covering topics from bird flight to diverse beak and foot types to the importance of color and bird identification, this book is a comprehensive and engaging introduction for budding ornithologists.


  • Title: The Adventure Book of Birds
  • Author: William A. Jerr
  • Illustrator: Charlotte Howard
  • Publication Date: 1959
  • Publisher: A Capitol Young Adventure Book, Golden Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 93
  • Dimensions: 10x8x1 inches
  • Condition: Minor yellow spots; all pages are legible

Four Key Elements:

  • Educational Content: Offers a solid foundation for understanding birds, their anatomy, behaviors, and habitats.
  • Rich Illustrations: 140 pictures in black and white enhance the learning experience, making the content more accessible and engaging.
  • Wide Range of Topics: From bird first aid to myths and legends about birds, this book covers a diverse array of subjects, appealing to a young audience's curiosity.
  • Historical Insight: Includes a look into what birds were like 120 million years ago, adding a fascinating historical dimension to bird studies.


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In Summation:

The Adventure Book of Birds is not just a book; it's a journey into the intriguing world of our feathered friends. Ideal for young readers, it provides a captivating and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and colorful world of birds.

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