Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos whever he goes - but Arabel loves her feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer!
Children (and adults) will find great pleasure in these high-spirited engaging stories because the text is rich with wonderfully descriptive phrases as well as uniquely hilarious and witty situations. Fans of the classic story will picture a hairy-beaked raven sqawking 'nevermore" every time they hear a phone ring, and the thought of this crazy bird will be a delightful reminder of this fabulous story!
©2009 Joan Delano Aiken; (P)2009 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.