The Birds Beasts and relatives
Are you a voracious reader? Then, this book is for you. The Birds Beasts and relatives is a must-read book and is a sequel to my family and other animals. This is the second boo from Corfu Trilogy. Based on this book, there is a television show that is telecasted called The Durrells. Before the start of the Second World War, the Durrells family has gone to have fun in the sun-soaked island that is in Corfu where the 10-year old son who is among the four children has got to learn about the passion for animals such as tortoise, bats, butterflies, octopuses, toads, and scorpions. Gerry has pursued the obsession for olive groves on the white sand beaches.
Author birds beasts and relatives
The author of the book is Gerald Durrell, who had flown from England to Corfu with the family when he was just eight years old. He has spent a lot of time to learn about the behavior of the wildlife on the island. The interesting part is that he has kept many unusual animals in unexpected places.
The Bird’s beasts and relatives book are the memoirs of the author who has spent the family time on the Greek island. It is the story that happened before World War II. He left the gloomy shores of England to Corfu, which is the best sun-soaked island. The author has explained the breathtaking views of the island in a beautiful way and makes you feel those things while reading. The author recalls the funny antics of the family and how he interacts with the locals of the place and animal varieties. He is fond of zoology, which he discovered on this island. They get to learn the behavior of different insects, reptiles, mammals, and sea creatures. He made many of them as his pets. The interest in naturalism turns into a conversation, which is a great idea.
Story birds beasts and relatives
The story in the book will start with the conversation that establishes between Gerald Durrell and his siblings and mothers who were reunited after a long time. At the reunion party, he makes a big announcement of writing the sequel for my family and other animals. Initially, his mother says to the brothers of the author that she cannot stop Gerald from writing this project. His mother feels happy when Gerald says that there is a special story that is included in the book about this mother, and then she gives no objection. Then Gerald starts the story with a calm mind after many arguments.
The book is all about the 10-year old kid who spends his year in the white sand beaches that are on the island of Corfu. He spends this year with his mother, who is a widow. He has siblings who are elder to him. He has an older sister, whose name is Margo, and two older brothers, Leslie and Larry. They would have their quirky fun and share a good bonding. They encourage Gerald, who has a love for natural science. Few support Gerald while a few siblings would take the side of the mother and object him for this passion. Over a period of time, he learns his passion for aquatic animals. He shows a lot of interest in them. He used to watch different species of fishes that are netted by the fishermen in the nearby bay. Few fishes are taken home while a few are stored in the rock book that is constructed by Gerald. This has been built so that he would get a chance to study these creatures. These creatures would not survive in the aquarium that he has at home.
He is always in pursuit of meeting and searching for the best animals and insects to gather information. In this process, he also meets people. Out of all the people he met to learn about the animals and aqua life is Dr. Theodore Stephanides. Gerald is delighted with the chucks of information that is shared by Theo. He gets to meet Theo through his tutor George. They have spent a lot of time at the initial meeting. Theo loves to spend a lot of time with the family. However, he showed interested in spending time with Gerald, who shows enthusiasm and curiosity to learn about aqua life, insect, and animal life.
In the Gerald world, there is another loyal animal that he has a pet that is Roger. There are two other faithful dogs whose names are Puke and Widdle. He also has a donkey, which is gifted by his mother, and the name of the donkey is Sally. He is gifted with the spade footed toad, which his known as Augustus Tickletummy. This species is named so as it keeps on rubbing its tummy. The list will not end here. He also has owls, hedgehogs, and seahorses. He also loves to make friends with the dancing bear that gypsy has. He wanted to have this dancing animal as his friend. However, gypsy refuses to sell this bear to him. However, the bear likes to spend time with Gerald and followed him till the home. No one in the family believed that the bear had followed him till the home. Gerald likes spring season and keeps waiting for this season, which comes after the wine season. Spring is the ideal time to spend in Corfu. However, after spending the time on this island, the family has moved back to England.
Though, the novel covers some of the events in the previous version but introduces you to the characters slowly and summarizes the critical events. You get to introduce to the new characters in the book. The book takes you to the breathtaking world and lets you experience his world through his eyes. There are animals and creepy crawlies that keep you reading the book till the last page. The characters are captivating. You will enjoy nature, observations, and animal incidents. The family is also hilarious.
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Overall about birds beasts and relatives
The book is simple and would be loved by the kids. It is the best entertainer that has a lot of animals with whom the hero of the book would love to make friends and learn about them. The olive groves, lamp fishing, and other animals would take you back to your childhood days. It is a wonderful sounding childhood of a 10-year old boy. You would fall in love with Durrell’s writing. It is overall a funny memoir.