|Title||On a Wing and a Wish: Salt Water Bird Rhymes|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Authors||Pittman, Al, and Veselina Tomova|
|City||St. John's, Nfld|
|Descriptors||Birds; English Language; Newfoundland and Labrador; Painting; Poetry|
This is a book of poetry about the native birds of Newfoundland illustrated with lively watercolour paintings of the local countryside and birds dressed up in clothes to correspond with the verse. Some poems make specific reference to places in Newfoundland. Includes a list of the birds featured in the book with their official names.
Newfoundland and Labrador
|Age Range|| |
On a Wing and a Wish is a compilation of short poems about the wild and crazy birds that are found throughout Newfoundland. From Sally Seagull to Oswald Osprey, these birds are running wild around Newfoundland, each with a funny story to tell.
Peter Puffin danced a jig.
He danced from Dusk to Dawn.
He danced upon what he could find,
to dance a jig upon.
He danced upon the rolling sea.
He danced upon the shore.
He danced upon the sticks and stones,
until his feet were sore.
He soaked them in the salty brine.
He soothed them in the rain.
And then he got upon his
feet and danced a jig again. (7)