Feathers and Fools
. Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc. . San Diego
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A pride of peacocks and a flock of swans begin to note differences between the two groups and also to suspect each other. They prepare weapons. A false alarm sets off a doomsday event in which every bird is killed. But soon two eggs hatch forth a peacock and a swan. The illustrations are very well done. My favorites for their multi-level textures are the two illustrating one of the most important page-pairs: And so it came to pass that the peacocks gathered a great quantity of feathers which they sharpened into arrows and concealed in the shadows of their gardens. Text ©1989 by Mem Fox; illustrations ©1996 by Nicholas Wilton.