That Quail, Robert
From All Creatures Book and Video Review Guide

Author: Margaret A. Stanger

Reviewed by Animal Rights Online [email protected]


HarperCollins Publishers,
Inc 10 East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022, U.S.A.
Tel: 212-207-7528
Fax: 212-207-7222
ISBN #: 0-06-081246-X
Retail price: $6.00 U.S.A. $9.00 Canada


The acclaimed story of the bird that won the nation's heart.

"Add to the list of persons I wish I'd known (they include Cleopatra, Saki, the boy who put his finger in the dike, Robin Hood, and D'Artagnan) 'That Quail, Robert'......And if you insist that a quail can't be a person, technically speaking, I agree, but declare that in Robert's case an exception must be made." ~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

"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


Born on Cape Cod at Falmouth, Massachusetts, Margaret A. Stanger grew up in her pioneer parents' home in Iowa. With a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. from Columbia University (where she also studied law), Miss Stanger was graduated from Boston Children's Hospital as a registered nurse. She returned to the Cape to live in Orleans, where she became one of Robert's closest human friends. Illustrator Cathy Baldwin, another friend and neighbor of Robert's, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Return to Book, CD and Video Review Guide