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The Magpie’s Nest

A treasury of bird folk tales

Taffy Thomas


From crowded train stations to quiet woods and from city centres to our own back gardens, birds remind us that nature is everywhere. But do you know which is the king of the birds? Has anyone ever told you how the brave swallow got its forked tail? And what of the owl, who was really a baker’s daughter? Take a look inside The Magpie’s Nest, where a hoard of stories, riddles and rhymes is waiting for you.

Suitable for all ages and charmingly illustrated by Lakeland artist Becca Hall, this is an essential collection of stories for all who love the natural world.


The History Press



Publication Date:

2019 June


Hardback; 204 x 133mm




Black and white and colour illustrations