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Topic: "That Quail, Robert" A Gem for Animal Lovers

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Subject: "That Quail, Robert" A Gem for Animal Lovers
Date Posted: 1/8/2011 2:10 PM ET
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"That Quail, Robert" by Margaret A. Stanger -- I am not sure that this qualiifies as a hidden gem since it was a bestseller when it was published in 1966! But gosh, what a charmer! I can't imagine anyone who enjoys animals not being utterly charmed by this book. Sweet, heartwarming, quick read about a quail who hatched from an egg found in an abandoned nest, brought in and placed on a kitchen counter and voila! two or three days later surprisingly hatched a perfect baby quail who quickly is absorbed into the life of a retired couple. A real gem of a book!