Dooryard Stories

by Clara Dillingham Pierson


Description:  Around the dooryard nest all sorts of birds, including flickers, robins, sparrows, wrens, swifts, and blackbirds. These stories convey some of the drama that arises in the garden as birds go about the business of building nests and raising young. The author's cat Silvertip figures in a number of the narratives as do a number of other mammals and insects. Invites children to 'see how many tiny neighbors you have around you, and how much you can learn about them.'


Additional information:

Ages:  5-7
Length:  152 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color/black and white (ebook)
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-297-4
Genres:  Natural History, Animal Stories

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Table of Contents

1. Silvertip
2. The Fight for the Bird-House 
3. The Fir-Tree Neighbors 
4. The Industrious Flickers 
5. Plucky Mrs. Polistes 
6. Silvertip Stops a Quarrel 
7. A Young Swift Tumbles 
8. The Very Rude Young Robins 
9. The Systematic Yellow-Billed Cuckoo 

10. The Helpful Tumble-Bugs
11. Silvertip Learns a Lesson 
12. The Robins' Double Brood 
13. The Sparrows inside the Eaves 
14. A Rainy Day on the Lawn 
15. The Persistent Phoebe 
16. The Sad Story of the Hog Caterpillar 
17. The Cat and the Catbird 
18. The Friendly Blackbirds

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