THE LAST EGRET PDF!
The last egret: the adventures of Charlie Pierce. [Harvey E Oyer; James Balkovek; Jeanne Brady] -- "In the late 19th century, hunters killed millions of birds in the. Book Review of The Last Egret (The Adventures of Charlie Pierce), a children's book by Harvey E. Oyer III. The Last Egret is a Tom Sawyer –style narrative of a journey by Charlie Pierce and his friends through the late 19th century Florida Everglades.
|Published:||4 February 2015|
|PDF File Size:||26.32 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||38.83 Mb|
Last Egret: The Adventrues of Charlie Pierce by Harvey E. Oyer III
Should Lilly run away from school or stay in an environment she detests? Should Charlie go plume hunting and use the revenue to help save his family's the last egret, even if his friends and family tell him not too?
There are encounters with panthers, sharks, Seminoles, and a wilderness on the last egret level unimaginable today. Yet while slogging through swamps where few, or maybe none, have ever been before, Charlie is forced to acknowledge the impact man has made even here.
In the end, he has to decide if his goal, even if it is driven by concern for his family rather than profit, is worth the cost.
There are a few black-and-white drawings the last egret throughout the book, but this is definitely a text-based story. Additionally, a color map of Florida at the time graces the inside of the front cover.
This is a most welcome inclusion, allowing the reader to visually follow along with Charlie. That seems about right. The protagonists experience the last egret conflicts: Should Lilly run away from school or stay in an environment she detests?
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Shortly thereafter, a bird plume hunter stops by their house. The hunter is heading north after a successful expedition further south.
He tells Charlie that it is fashionable for ladies to wear hats decorated with bird feathers, especially the last egret of the herons, egrets, and other colonial birds of Florida. The high demand makes these feathers worth a fortune. The hunter even boasts of finding a roost of Snowy Egrets, whose feathers were the most desired, and thus most valuable, of all.
After the last egret man leaves, Charlie devises a plan to save his family. He would find and shoot the Snowy Egrets and return with enough feathers to ensure that his family would be set for life.