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My Fine Feathered Friend

Grimes, William

Editorial: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: North Point Pr, 2002, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2002
ISBN 10: 0865476322 / ISBN 13: 9780865476325
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Librería: Black Dog Books (Emerson, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: My Fine Feathered Friend

Editorial: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: North Point Pr, 2002, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine dust jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed By the Author

Edición: First Edition, First Printing

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Fine/Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed By the Author. One day in the dead of winter, New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes looked out the window into his backyard in Queens and saw a chicken, jet black with a crimson comb. Wherever it had come from, it showed no sign of leaving, and it quickly made a place for itself among the society of resident stray cats. Before long, the chicken became the Chicken, and it began to arouse not only Grimes's protective impulses but also his curiosity. A nice copy amusingly inscribed by Grimes. N° de ref. de la librería 012906

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Sinopsis: Boy Meets Bird.
Boy Gets Bird.
Boy Loses Bird
An Urban Folktale.

One day in the dead of winter, New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes looked out the window into his backyard in Queens and saw a chicken, jet black with a crimson comb. Wherever it had come from, it showed no sign of leaving, and it quickly made a place for itself among the society of resident stray cats. Before long, the chicken became the Chicken, and it began to arouse not only Grimes's protective impulses but also his curiosity. He discovered that chickens were domesticated first as fighters, not food; that egg-laying is triggered by exposure to light; that chickens were a fashion statement in Victorian days. He began to probe the mysteries of gallinaceous behavior, learning to distinguish a dust bath from a death dance and how to cater to his guest's eclectic palate. And when the Chicken began to repay his hospitality with five or six custom-laid eggs per week, Grimes had an answer to the age-old conundrum of which came first: the Chicken.

And then one day, obeying some bird-brained logic of its own -- or perhaps the victim of fowl play -- the Chicken vanished, leaving Grimes eggless but with this funny, enlightening, and heartwarming tale to tell.

Nota de la solapa: "Who knew chickens could be so fascinating -- and lovable -- when they're not roasted, sauteed or extra crispy? Well, thanks to William Grimes, we all know it now. My Fine Feathered Friend is a charming, funny, and delightful look at one man's relationship with an egg-laying guest." --Peter Gethers, author of The Cat Who'll Live Forever

"A book of great charm that makes the hidden lives of chickens so interesting it may inspire readers to adopt a bird of their own--or at least to wake up to the wonders in their back yards, whatever lives there." --Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

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