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Arnie, the Darling Starling

Corbo, Margarete Sigl and Barras, Diane Marie; Barras, Diane Marie

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ISBN 10: 0395343909 / ISBN 13: 9780395343906
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Publisher's '1983' date on title page. A very handsome copy bound in cream and gray cloth covers.231 numbered pages. Presentation copy signed by both authors and inscribed on bookplate Book has no wear or any defects. DJ is essentially complete and is not price clipped -$9.95 - A very solid, tight, clean, complete first edition with bright and clean internals. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057836

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Title: Arnie, the Darling Starling

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Morrill, Leslie

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Presentation Copy, Signed By Authors

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing, So Stated

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The true story of a talking starling and the grandmoth who raised him is as heartwarming a book as you will ever read. When Margarete first came upon Arnie, he was just a familiar springtime sight: a baby bird lying helpless in the daisy patch. After unseuccesfully trying to return him to his nest, she took him into her Texas home and raised him as carefully as she had raised her own child, teaching him to perch, to fly, even to talk. Arnie resisted all attempts to restore him to the wild, preferring steak and canned corn to worms, which frightened him, and even developing a taste for wine. Arnie is full of life, laughter, and love. It is a completely irrestible book.

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