That Quail Robert Author:Margaret A. Stanger Robert, unlike other quail, was hatched by the warmth of a boudoir lamp on the kitchen counter of a Cape Cod home. The diminutive wild bird grew up to be a cherished member of its adopted family and a local celebrity as well. When the little quail hopped on the phone repairman's shoulder and chirupped to the startled operator, the repairman mere... more »ly explained, "It's that quail, Robert." Naturally ! Robert was loved and admired for a personality—individual, winning and sociable—that no one could resist. The tenderness and joy of Margaret Stanger's account of the quail she knew so well will inspire many a smile. Read it; you will never forget it.
"It is the most interesting, best written and most enjoyable story of the relationship between human beings and an animal that I have read in a long time." —Joseph Wood Krutch
"... an enchanting true story gives Robert a personal niche in the Animal Hall of Fame as well as bringing warm delight to the reader." —Boston Herald
"Add to the list of persons I wish I'd known 'That Quail, Robert,' which is also the title of a book.... And it's a book worth putting on the shelf alongside whatever animal classics you care to name, including Rascal and Born Free.' —Chicago Tribune
"Robert revealed to those about her (he turned out to be a she) that there is indeed a universal language that all life shares. It is called love." — Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
“...an appealing true story about a quail which was born on a kitchen sink and lived a happy life for four years at a Cape Cod home. All who met Robert were fascinated by her, as you will be too, in this story” — Cleveland Press
"... captivating, charming, incredible, poignant.... At the end one has met and come to love a wild, shy, natural denizen of the fields and woods almost as a human friend."—Nashville Banner« less