Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM

Caw! Caw! Or The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM, illustrated by J.B. It is a fun, lovely crow book. Lots of poetry with crows. This is well-worth the read. Try reading it aloud! =) If you dare, try reading it aloud AND recording it for me to post! =) I'd love that. Here are the first six pages... beautiful illustrations as well as fun poems. I will post the next six or so pages tomorrow. =) I hope you enjoy!

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  The next part of this book will be posted tomorrow, so don't forget to come back!

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Title: CAW! CAW!
       The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English

Johnny Crow’s Garden

Following the March theme of National Read Aloud month, I am sharing another lovely story about Johnny Crow by L. Leslie Brooke. This one is titled Johnny Crow's Garden. It is read aloud by someone, but I am not certain whom. I got the files from the Project Gutenberg e-book series. I hope you enjoy it. =) Click the following title (Johnny Crow's Garden) to listen:

Johnny Crow's Garden

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JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN

A PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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First Edition, 1903

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JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN.

 
Johnny Crow Would dig and sow
Johnny Crow
Would dig and sow
 
Till he made a little Garden.
Till he made a little Garden.
 
And the Lion
And the Lion
 
Had a green and yellow Tie on
Had a green and yellow Tie on
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Rat Wore a Feather in his Hat
And the Rat
Wore a Feather in his Hat
 
But the Bear Had nothing to wear
But the Bear
Had nothing to wear
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
So the Ape
So the Ape
 
Took his Measure with a Tape
Took his Measure with a Tape
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Crane
Then the Crane
 
Was caught in the Rain
Was caught in the Rain
   
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Beaver Was afraid he had a Fever
And the Beaver
Was afraid he had a Fever
 
But the Goat Said:
But the Goat
Said:
 
"It's nothing but his Throat!"
"It's nothing but his Throat!"
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Pig Danced a Jig
And the Pig
Danced a Jig
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Stork Gave a Philosophic Talk
Then the Stork
Gave a Philosophic Talk
 
Till the Hippopotami Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"
Till the Hippopotami
Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"
 
While the Elephant Said something quite irrelevant
While the Elephant
Said something quite irrelevant
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Goose-- Well,
And the Goose--
Well,
 
the Goose was a Goose
the Goose was a Goose
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Mouse
And the Mouse
 
Built himself a little House
Built himself a little House
 
Where the Cat
Where the Cat
 
Sat down beside the Mat
Sat down beside the Mat
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Whale
And the Whale
 
Told a very long Tale
Told a very long Tale
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Owl Was a funny old Fowl
And the Owl
Was a funny old Fowl
 
And the Fox
And the Fox
 
Put them all in the Stocks
Put them all in the Stocks
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
But Johnny Crow He let them go
But Johnny Crow
He let them go
 
And they all sat down to their dinner in a row
And they all sat down
to their dinner in a row
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 

"GOOD-BYE!"

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Johnny Crow’s Party

March is National Real Aloud month and so, I will do just that---read aloud. I will read aloud and record a story for you. It is public domain provided by Project Gutenberg. As you may have noticed by the title, it is crow related. =) And so, grab a cup of tea, sit back and turn the volume up and listen to a story. I will include the pictures as well! =) I hope you enjoy it.

Johnny Crow's Party read by Me

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JOHNNY CROW'S PARTY

ANOTHER PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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JOHNNY CROW'S PARTY


 
Johnny Crow Plied Rake and Hoe
Johnny Crow
Plied Rake and Hoe
 
And improved his little Garden.
And improved his little Garden.
 
And the Eagle
And the Eagle
 
Looked quite regal
Looked quite regal
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden
In Johnny Crow's Garden
 
And the Cockatoo Said "Comment vous portez vous?"
And the Cockatoo
Said "Comment vous portez vous?"
 
And the Gander
And the Gander
 
Didn't understand her;
Didn't understand her;
 
But the Flamingo Talked the same lingo
But the Flamingo
Talked the same lingo
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Bear
And the Bear
 
Sang a sentimental Air,
Sang a sentimental Air,
 
But the Giraffe Was inclined to laugh;
But the Giraffe
Was inclined to laugh;
 
Even the Duckling Couldn't help chuckling In Johnny Crow's Garden.
Even the Duckling
Couldn't help chuckling
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Snake
Then the Snake
 
Got entangled with the rake
Got entangled with the rake
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Cock
And the Cock
 
Had a very nasty knock;
Had a very nasty knock;
 
So the Hen Said:
So the Hen
Said:
 
"We'll never come again
"We'll never come again
 
To Johnny Crow's Garden!"
To Johnny Crow's Garden!"
 
And the Sheep
And the Sheep
 
Went to sleep,
Went to sleep,
 
And the Armadillo
And the Armadillo
 
Used him for a pillow;
Used him for a pillow;
 
And the Porcupine
And the Porcupine
 
Said: "Wake me if for talk you pine!"
Said: "Wake me if for talk you pine!"
 
In Johnny Crow's
In Johnny Crow's
 
Garden.
Garden.
 
And the Kangaroo
And the Kangaroo
 
Tried to paint the Roses blue
Tried to paint the Roses blue
 
Till the Camel Swallowed the Enamel.
Till the Camel
Swallowed the Enamel.
 
  And the Reindeer Said: "I'm sorry for your pain, dear!"

And the Reindeer
Said: "I'm sorry for your pain, dear!"
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
So the Chimpanzee Put the Kettle on for Tea;
So the Chimpanzee
Put the Kettle on for Tea;
 
And the Seal
And the Seal
 
Made a very big Meal;
Made a very big Meal;
 
While the Sole Shared a Muffin with the Mole In Johnny Crow's Garden.
While the Sole
Shared a Muffin with the Mole
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
  Then they picked the Flowers, and wandered in the Maze, And before they went their several ways

Then they picked the Flowers, and
wandered in the Maze,
And before they went their several ways
 
They all joined together In a Hearty Vote of Praise
They all joined together
In a Hearty Vote of Praise
 
Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.
Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.
 

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OTHER BOOKS WITH

DRAWINGS BY LESLIE BROOKE.

JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN

JOHNNY CROW'S NEW GARDEN

THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK (The Golden Goose Tom Thumb The 3 Bears The 3 Little Pigs)

RING O' ROSES A collection of Old Nursery Rhymes

THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD and Other Old Fairy Stories

A ROUNDABOUT TURN By ROBERT H. CHARLES

THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK Edited by ANDREW LANG

THE TAILOR AND THE CROW

 

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Corvids: An Australian export?

I read an interesting article about corvids in Australia at The Conversation. I don't like to re-post full articles so, I will post a snippet and a link...
Corvids feature in the cave art of early humans. Their voices and actions reportedly stimulate human language and culture. Some research suggests that when humans interact with social crows, the things they see and learn can inspire their own rapid cultural evolution. Crows also seem to do things that people do (“talk” to each other, steal and hide things, use tools, “tease” other species, play), so it’s possible we’re all learning from one another.
You can read the whole article here.

St. Kevin and Crows

Art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

After learning all about Saint Benedict of Nursia and his affiliation with crows, I did some research on other saints and crows. I found St. Kevin, the Patron Saint of Crows! How cool is that? Who knew? Well, apparently some people. He was born in 498 and reportedly died 120 years later in 618. He is also the Patron Saint of Ireland, Dublin, Glendalough and crows to be exact. Saint Kevin of Glendalough. He is often depicted with crows and is said to have preferred the company of animals to humans. So strong was his preference for animals, songs with his story tell of him drowning a woman who tried to seduce him. Yet, he was said to have infinite patience and kindness?1 Even deemed the "gentle one". Legend says he once allowed a crow to lay an egg in his palm and he held it safely until the egg hatched and the little bird flew away. It would seem those who thought him gentle were much more impressed by his skills with animals than his people skills.

Seamus Heaney wrote the following about St. Kevin,2
"And then there was St Kevin and the blackbird. The saint is kneeling, arms stretched out, inside His cell, but the cell is narrow, so One turned-up palm is out the window, stiff As a crossbeam, when a blackbird lands and Lays in it and settles down to nest."
Art by LINDA JAQUES
  Sources: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/lasi/lasi03.htm http://patriarts.com/Kevin/Kevin%20manuscript1.htm http://asinnersguidetothesaints.blogspot.com/2010/06/st-kevin-of-glendalough-498-to-june-3.html http://patriarts.com/Kevin/Kevin.htm http://saintspreserved.com/Kevin/St_Kevin.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_of_Glendalough http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-kevin-of-glendalough/
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_of_Glendalough []
  2. http://asinnersguidetothesaints.blogspot.com/2010/06/st-kevin-of-glendalough-498-to-june-3.html []