After being caught eating a farmer's cherries, Crow is put to work, but this difficult bird chopped up a flagpole for kindling, poured water on the cat's head, and went on a wild wagon ride with the farmer's son that almost ended in disaster. Crow didn't do much better by a baker who tried him out as an apprentice, but he was glad to fly back to his very unusual family, who welcomed him in their own special way. Originally published in 1953, this lively tale for readers 4 to 8 features the whimsical cartoons of Danish artist Poul Stroyer.
The Cantankerous Crow
Author: Lennart Hellsing & Poul Stroyer.