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Tom Turkey and Erik Eagle -- or How the Eagle Became the American Symbol

Sandra Calder Davidson (INSCRIBED by AUTHOR)

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ISBN 10: 1559708913 / ISBN 13: 9781559708913
Published by Arcade Publishing, New York, 2008
Condition: Fine+,, Hardcover
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first edition stated with full # line. Inscribed by to author and signed "with love" Sandra Calder Davidson is the daughter of the eminent artist and sculptor Alexander Calder. A tale for children and adults alike. The story of Ben Franklyn and the Founding Fathers meeting in Philadelphia to choose a national bird. Includes a letter to Ben Franklyn's daughter nominating Tom Turkey as opposed to George Washington's Eagle. It seems the animals will decide. Colorful watercolour and pen illustrations that are whimsically charming. the mildest of rubbing on rear dj, As new if not for a tiny wrinkle on top 1/4" of top right cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000070

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Title: Tom Turkey and Erik Eagle -- or How the ...

Publisher: Arcade Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: same

Book Condition:Fine+,,

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When the Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, to pick a national symbol for the new country, they just could not agree. Elder statesman Ben Franklin preferred the turkey, but George Washington championed the mighty eagle. So they asked BenŐs new friend, Drew Duck, to help them decide. Drew flew back to his home in Wilderbrush Forest and asked his animal friends to help him. Several candidates said theyŐd be perfect, but finally, the choice came down to Tom Turkey or Erik Eagle. Most favored kind and gentle Tom. Besides, ferocious Eagle scared them silly. But then they thought: if Eagle was elected he would have to be good! So Drew Duck called them all together, and when all the votes were counted, Eagle it was!

And that is how the eagle became our national symbol and how the creatures of Wilderbrush Forest learned that democracy is the best way to solve all problems.

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Sandra Calder Davidson is an artist and illustrator. She is the daughter of the world-famous artist and sculptor Alexander Calder. She lives in New York City.

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