Pdf ebook: Pigeon

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Summary: Karen Solie launched to prominence with her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine (2001), finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of many o

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 0887849024
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: Karen Solie launched to prominence with her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine (2001), finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of many other awards and citations. She continued her upward trajectory with Modern and Normal (2005), and is now considered one of Canada's best poets. Pigeon is yet another leap forward for this singer of existential bewilderment. These poems are X-rays of our delusions and mistaken perceptions, explorations of violence, bad luck, fate, creeping catastrophe, love, and the eros of danger. Once again, Solie shows that her ear is impeccable, her poetic intelligence rare and razor-sharp.


Pdf ebook: Pigeons

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Summary: A “quirky, endlessly entertaining” look at the surprising history of the pigeon (Simon Winchester). Domesticated since the dawn of man, pigeons have be

  • Author : Andrew D. Blechman
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 1555846009
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: A “quirky, endlessly entertaining” look at the surprising history of the pigeon (Simon Winchester). Domesticated since the dawn of man, pigeons have been used as crucial communicators in war by every major historical superpower from ancient Egypt to the United States and are credited with saving thousands of lives. They have been worshipped as fertility goddesses and revered as symbols of peace. Charles Darwin relied heavily on pigeons to help formulate and support his theory of evolution. Yet today they are reviled as “rats with wings.” To research this lively history of the humble pigeon, the author traveled across the United States and Europe to meet with pigeon fanciers and pigeon haters in a quest to find out how we came to misunderstand one of mankind’s most helpful and steadfast companions. Pigeons captures a Brooklyn man’s quest to win the Main Event (the pigeon world’s equivalent of the Kentucky Derby), as well as a convention dedicated to breeding the perfect bird. The author participates in a live pigeon shoot where entrants pay $150; he tracks down Mike Tyson, the nation’s most famous pigeon lover; he spends time with Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Pigeon Handler; and he sheds light on a radical “pro-pigeon underground” in New York City. In Pigeons, Andrew Blechman reveals for the first time the remarkable story behind this seemingly unremarkable bird. “A quick and thoroughly entertaining read, Pigeons will leave readers chuckling at the quirky characters and pondering surprising pigeon facts.” —Audubon Magazine “Manages to illuminate not merely the ostensible subject of the book, but also something of the endearing, repellent, heroic, and dastardly nature of that most bizarre of breeds, Homo sapiens.” —Salon


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Summary: Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many

  • Author : Barbara Allen
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861897111
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet important bird, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural significance, as well as its similarities to and differences from its close counterpart, the dove. While the dove is seen as a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is commonly perceived as a filthy, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will find in Pigeon an enticing exploration of the historical and contemporary bonds between humans and these two unique and closely related birds. For polluting statues and architecture, the pigeon has earned a bad reputation, but Barbara Allen offers several examples of the bird’s importance—as a source of food and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during times of war, a pollution monitor, and an aid to Charles Darwin in his pivotal research on evolutionary theory. Allen also comments on the literary love and celebration of pigeons and doves in the work of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Along the way, Allen corrects the many stereotypes about pigeons in the hope that the rich history of one of the oldest human-animal partnerships will be both admired and celebrated.


Pdf ebook: Pigeon Racing

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Summary: Pigeon Racing by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod contains all the information that a budding fancier needs! Extract from the book: "There has probably been more wri

  • Author : Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447484630
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Pigeon Racing by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod contains all the information that a budding fancier needs! Extract from the book: "There has probably been more written on feeding than on any other subject related to pigeons. This has always been the most controversial subject. This chapter will give you a general knowledge of what and how to feed. The importance of choosing the right food and feeding in the right way cannot be overemphasized. The fancier who learns to feed correctly will win his share of races. Food gives the elements for proper growth and fuel to nourish the body and produce heat and energy."


Pdf ebook: Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1)

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Summary: Spending too much time staring at birds out your window? Well take another look, because what looks like an ordinary pigeon might just be saving your butt!

  • Author : Andrew McDonald
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0593119444
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Spending too much time staring at birds out your window? Well take another look, because what looks like an ordinary pigeon might just be saving your butt! Meet the heroic pigeons secretly flying around chasing bad guys in this hilarious illustrated series perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN. What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn't know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries! REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won't stop until your neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?


Pdf ebook: Pigeon Post

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Summary: A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand Stuck in the dry desert of Single Tree Gully, Australia, in 1840, Mrs C Wentworth drea

  • Author : Peter Hawes
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • ISBN: 1775534332
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 20
  • Language: English
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Description: A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand Stuck in the dry desert of Single Tree Gully, Australia, in 1840, Mrs C Wentworth dreams of a place deluged with rain. An island to own, and rain. The pigeon post brings word from her husband that he has negotiated with some Maori chiefs to purchase the isle on which she has set her heart. However, politics intervene . . .


Pdf ebook: A Pigeon and a Boy

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Summary: A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion—from the internationally acclaimed I

  • Author : Meir Shalev
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0805242686
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1791
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Description: A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion—from the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev. During the 1948 War of Independence—a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages—a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible. Unforgettable in both its particulars and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a tale of lovers then and now—of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love.


Pdf ebook: Pigeon Post

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Summary: "Pigeon Post" by Arthur Ransome. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classic

  • Author : Arthur Ransome
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1962
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Description: "Pigeon Post" by Arthur Ransome. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon

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Summary: Racing pigeons are also called homing pigeons because they can return home from almost anywhere. Find out what it’s like to race these pigeons, and how m

  • Author : Tammy Gagne
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1612287220
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
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Description: Racing pigeons are also called homing pigeons because they can return home from almost anywhere. Find out what it’s like to race these pigeons, and how much care and training they need from you. Discover how long these colorful birds have been helping humans deliver messages, and find out about the pigeon war hero G.I. Joe. Do you have what it takes to become a pigeon fancier? Can you convince your parents that you do?


Pdf ebook: The Racing Pigeon and Pigeon Racing for All -

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Summary: A detailed handbook and guide. The illustrated contents include The Dawn of Pigeon Racing - Art of Breeding - The Practical Selection of Breeders - Breedin

  • Author : Old Hand
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473394198
  • Genre: Pets
  • Number of Pages: 84
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1979
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Description: A detailed handbook and guide. The illustrated contents include The Dawn of Pigeon Racing - Art of Breeding - The Practical Selection of Breeders - Breeding a Champion - Colour Breeding - Breeding Grizzlies - Practical Breeding etc. Originally published early 1900s. Many of the earliest livestock books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic work with a brand new introductory essay on pigeon racing.


Pdf ebook: The Homing Pigeon

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Summary: "The Homing Pigeon" by United States. War Department, United States. Army. Signal Corps. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titl

  • Author : United States. War Department,United States. Army. Signal Corps
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 2987
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1931
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Description: "The Homing Pigeon" by United States. War Department, United States. Army. Signal Corps. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: Long-Distance Pigeon Racing

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Summary: This authoritative book is aimed particularly at those who participate in racing pigeons at distances of over five hundred miles but will be of value to al

  • Author : John Clements
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847976697
  • Genre: Pets
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1906
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Description: This authoritative book is aimed particularly at those who participate in racing pigeons at distances of over five hundred miles but will be of value to all pigeon fanciers. John Clements succeeds in making the reader view the humble pigeon in a different light and ensures that he, or she, gains a deeper appreciation of the enormous joy and satisfaction that can be gained from long-distance pigeon racing.Contains detailed accounts of interviews with the owners of nine top British and Continental lofts involved in long-distance pigeon racing. The interviews cover a wide range of important issues including the acquisition of stock, the treatment of young birds and yearlings, feed, health and immunity. Other subjects covered include loft management, cleaning, construction and ventilation, the pairing and exercising of the birds, the systems used (widowhood, on the nest, or both) race preparation and many other subjects. Well illustrated with over 170 colour photographs, pedigree charts and postcards. This easily accessible, informative and analytical book is essential reading for pigeon fanciers everywhere.The objective of the book is to make the reader look at the humble pigeon in a different light and gain satisfaction from the joy of long-distance racing. Provides fascinating accounts of interviews with the owners of nine successful lofts.John Clements is a dedicated commentator on long-distance pigeon racing; an enthusiastic supporter of international racing and has a regular weekly column in British Homing World.


Pdf ebook: Dave Pigeon

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Summary: WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hilarious series is adored by its reade

  • Author : Swapna Haddow
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571323316
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1228
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Description: WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hilarious series is adored by its readers! If you can read this, you obviously understand Pigeonese. You may read my book. If you're a cat and you've learnt Pigeonese . . . (HA HA HA! As if a cat would be smart enough to learn Pigeonese). This must mean if you are a cat and you are able to read this, you have taken a pigeon hostage so that you can trick them into translating the Pigeonese words into Meow. I demand you release the hostage pigeon now. My book contains TOP SECRET ideas that are NONE of a cat's business. Dave Pigeon is writing a book on how he defeated Mean Cat in order to help fellow pigeons everywhere. Cats beware! A hilarious debut for 6+ readers with black and white illustrations by the superbly talented Sheena Dempsey. 'A hilarious new series.' Angels and Urchins 'A really enjoyable read for children just moving into chapter books.' Books for Keeps 'Readers will love this action packed story about friendship, bravery and the lengths a pigeon will go to to secure themselves a crumbly treat.' Reading Zone 'I can't imagine any child not loving Dave and waiting excitedly for his next adventure.' Serendipity Reviews 'Readers will love it as it is full of daring and bravery, and much backfiring of ridiculous schemes and much crossing out.' The School Librarian


Pdf ebook: Pigeon English

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Summary: "Pigeon English is a triumph." -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Guardian First Book Award Eleven-yea

  • Author : Stephen Kelman
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1770890238
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 523
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Description: "Pigeon English is a triumph." -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Guardian First Book Award Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku is the second best runner in the whole of Year 7. Harri races through his new life in England in his Adidas trainers - blissfully unaware of the threats around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new home: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death, Harri starts a murder investigation of his own and endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a superb portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape who he becomes.


Pdf ebook: The Pigeon Wars of Damascus

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Summary: Marius Kociejowski follows up his now classic The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool with The Pigeon Wars of Damascus. A metaphysical journalist in searc

  • Author : Marius Kociejowski
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1926845226
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1521
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Description: Marius Kociejowski follows up his now classic The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool with The Pigeon Wars of Damascus. A metaphysical journalist in search of echoes rather than analogies, hints as opposed to verities, Kociejowski discovers once again at the periphery of Damascene society—for the outcast is often made of the very thing that rejects him—a way to understand the challenges and changes refashioning post-9/11 Syria and the Middle East, reminding us once again of the deeper purpose of travel: to absorb and understand the spirit of a place, and to return changed.


Pdf ebook: The Sport Of Pigeon Racing

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Summary: This early work on Pigeon Racing is an engrossing read for any pigeon racer of historian of the sport, but also contains a wealth of information and anecdo

  • Author : W. Anderson
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473394309
  • Genre: Pets
  • Number of Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Views: 952
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Description: This early work on Pigeon Racing is an engrossing read for any pigeon racer of historian of the sport, but also contains a wealth of information and anecdote that is still pertinent and practical today. Recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of the pigeon fancier. Contents Include: Pigeon Racing; The Armadale Lofts; My First Visit to Belgium; Leading Belgian Fanciers; English Fanciers I have known and Visited; A Method of Founding a Loft of Racing Pigeons; Notes on Racing Pigeon Types with Special Reference to Superficial Anatomy; Condition; Breeding; Heredity and its Application to Improvement of Stock; Widowhood (or Veuvage) The Study of the Eye and the Eye Theory; Old Belgian Strains or Families; Orientation; Pigeon Shows; Long Race Distances; Winners of Scottish National Races from 1894 to 1947; and a Conclusion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Pdf ebook: The Thoroughbred Racing Pigeon

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Summary: This vintage volume contains a comprehensive guide to thoroughbred racing pigeons, with information on their natural history, breeding, selection, types, a

  • Author : J. Kilpatrick
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 152876272X
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 206
  • Language: English
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Description: This vintage volume contains a comprehensive guide to thoroughbred racing pigeons, with information on their natural history, breeding, selection, types, and more. Containing a wealth of interesting and practical information, this timeless handbook will be of considerable utility to the modern fancier, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Racing”, “The Breathing System”, “The Digestive Organs”, “The Bird’s Eye”, “The Homing Faculty”, “Bird Flight”, “Marey’s Experiments”, “Genetics”, “Breeding”, “Apropos Origins”, “Pure Strains”, and “Your Questions Answered”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on pigeons.


Pdf ebook: Pigeon-Keeping for Amateurs - A Complete and Concise Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons

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Summary: This text contains a detailed treatise on the correct methods for the management and maintenance of domestic and fancy pigeons, including a wealth of infor

  • Author : James C. Lyell
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473394112
  • Genre: Pets
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1056
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Description: This text contains a detailed treatise on the correct methods for the management and maintenance of domestic and fancy pigeons, including a wealth of information on such topics as diet, health and ailments, training, breeding, and many more besides. Containing everything a pigeon-keeper could possibly want to know about the subject, this book is perfect for the amateur fancier and also constitutes a great reference book for existing pigeon-keepers. Many antique books such as this are increasingly costly and hard to come by, and it is with this in mind that we have elected to republish this old book now complete with a new introduction on the subject of aviculture.


Pdf ebook: Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting

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Summary: In recent years clay target shooting has developed into one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and its popularity has been infused with a new sense o

  • Author : Graham Brown,Tony Jackson
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 1785004689
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1331
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Description: In recent years clay target shooting has developed into one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and its popularity has been infused with a new sense of purpose and life as a result of the Commonwealth and Olympic successes of both male and female participants. Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting is aimed at both the beginner and the advanced novice. It will help you to understand the logic behind good shooting, and to develop skills already acquired to become a really good and consistent shot. Every potential shooter has the ability to reach the highest standards; this book will help you to unlock that potential. Topics covered include: the history of clay shooting; getting started in clay shooting; the three disciplines: sporting, trap and skeet; the different types of gun, and ancillary equipment; gun fitting and eye dominance, and finally, shooting styles and muzzle placement.


Pdf ebook: The Wise Pigeon

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Summary: The wise pigeon was always going out to look for food with her friends. Suddenly, a trap caught the pigeons. Did the wise pigeon succeed to solve this prob

  • Author : Dr. Mohamed Abou El-khir
  • Publisher: Mohamed Abou El-khir
  • ISBN: 9779061657
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 11
  • Language: English
  • Views: 534
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Description: The wise pigeon was always going out to look for food with her friends. Suddenly, a trap caught the pigeons. Did the wise pigeon succeed to solve this problem? You will know through the events of the story. Moreover, the story is highlighting the importance of thought which helps children to think from another point of view. This educational series for children makes them think positively about their everyday behaviors. The Story has an easy language and attractive pictures.