Polly and the Privet Bird
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Polly is a lady who talks to flowers, which makes adults wary, but whom children love. In this gorgeously illustrated book, the privet bird is the result of a long day's hedgecutting. The following morning 'with a shake and a shudder the privet bird lifted its proud head, spread its wings and soared into the air like a beautiful green aeroplane', with Polly aboard. Together they rescue children and help the village people during a flood. The adults find it hard to believe and so the children decide to keep 'the magic to themselves'. This sensitive and surreal book really reaches children of all ages.