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by Anna Myers
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802788793, Hardcover)
Suspend your disbelief as Anna Myers brings magical realism to the Everglades.
Ben Riley is growing restless. He feels uneasy selling the “magic” herbal elixir at his father’s traveling medicine shows. Unconvinced of the tonic’s effectiveness, Ben fears he is doing wrong by staying with his father—but where else can he go?
Murphy, the pet macaw his father has reared since before Ben was born, knows. A self-proclaimed extraordinary “seer,” Murphy receives a powerful message that he, Ben, and the professor must journey to Florida.
After telepathically convincing the professor to travel south, Murphy begins to realize the danger that awaits them there. Throughout the Everglades, tens of thousands of egrets are being killed for their beautiful
feathers, which adorn the hats of all the most fashionable women. Ben and Murphy know the killing must be stopped, but the lines between right and wrong become seriously blurred when Ben takes two orphans
under his wing who rely on feathering to stay alive.
Award-winning author Anna Myers once again showcases her talent at creating intriguing characters and page-turning drama in this coming-ofage story about courage, desperation, and hope set at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Ben Riley and Murphy, the pet macaw, know the killing of egrets for their feathers must be stopped, but the lines between right and wrong become blurred when Ben meets two orphans who rely on feathering to stay alive.
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