Albert

Albert

Book - 2001
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One day when Albert is at his window, two cardinals come to build a nest in his hand, an event that changes his life.
Publisher: San Diego : Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152015725
0152015728
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: LaMarche, Jim - Illustrator

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kimrae Apr 04, 2009

A great book. Enjoyed it very much. Illustrations are lovely.

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julsmithie
Apr 01, 2009

Every day Albert sticks his hand out the window of his apartment to check the weather. Every day he decides it's too cold, too hot, too wet, too breezy, and goes back to sitting at his table, drinking tomato juice, doing card tricks, or listening to baseball games on the radio. Until one day when he works his hand out through the grillwork over his window--plop! A cardinal drops a twig in his palm. Before he knows it, Albert is stranded, holding a brand new nest in his hand. The days go by, eggs are laid, the papa cardinal starts feeding berries to Albert, and, inevitably, chicks hatch. Meanwhile, Albert is slowly developing a different take on life. His previously protected world opens up as he witnesses the highs and lows of nature's course.

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KarenW
Jul 24, 2004

Albert is a man who is very cautious. He likes to go outside for a walk, but not if it is raining or noisy or if people are arguing. He only likes what he deems are good noises: laughter, singing, or people walking downstairs. So he stays in. Day after day. And he listens to the radio, and cuts clippings, or does card tricks. Then one day he sticks his hand out the window to see if it is raining and two cardinals start building a nest on his outstretched palm. Soon he is in the middle of a very interesting family drama. And what happens next to Albert is the most wonderful thing of all.

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