Willie Was Different - the Tale of an Ugly Thrushling

By: Norman Rockwell

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Norman Rockwell, the foremost chronicler of small-town American life in paint, wrote just one work of fiction, a children's story, first published in McCall's magazine in 1967. It was later republished by Funk Wagnalls as a book. Willie is a wood thrush- but a very different kind of wood thrush. Driven by his intimation that he possesses a special genius, Willie leaves his avian fellows to take up singing with the exquisitely down-to-earth Miss Polly, an extraordinary flutist. Together they find fame, and they eventually travel to the nation's capitol so Willie's beautiful singing can be appreciated all the more. Yet all the attention and bustle of city life distress Willie and make him stop singing, so Miss Polly brings Willie back to his native woods, where he resumes his tranquil life and music-making with her. But the world remembers and reveres Willie and the genius of his song.

Title: Willie Was Different - the Tale of an Ugly Thrushling

Author Name: Norman Rockwell

Illustrator: Norman Rockwell

Categories: Signed, Children's Books,

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Norman Rockwell

Seller ID: de39

Keywords: children's/ Illustration