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A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings

Matt Sewell
# UP5792 Hardcover, 144 pages; 2017 (2016)
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Nature lovers, language lovers, and everyone in between will adore this illustrated anthology of "quirky collective nouns of the animal kingdom." Organized into land, air, and sea dwellers, each entry—from a sleuth of bears to a bellowing of bullfinches to a harem of seals!—includes colorful watercolors paired with brief, conversational musings about each creature. Author, artist, and ornithologist Matt Sewell even ventures to provide the source of some of those collective nouns that so aptly personify the groups they describe. What a spectacular and illuminating menagerie! (KG)
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