War Of The Birds - Paperback – October 2014 by Doug Belshe (Author), Carol Ann Ogle (Illustrator)
A story of loyalty, teamwork, compassion—and talking birds.
Foshi, a Chickasaw Indian boy, can talk to birds. He loves them so much he builds a sanctuary for them in an oak tree grove near the merging of the Washita River and the Red River. With a pledge from the area falcon hawks not to hunt the smaller birds, Foshi provides medicine for the hawks when they are sick or injured.
When a flood threatens members of the Chickasaw Nation, Foshi and his dog, Wolf, hurry off to help rescue them. But while they are gone, the falcon hawks, led by a rebel named Stealth, stage an attack on the sanctuary birds. Forced to defend themselves, the smaller birds struggle to fight off the more powerful hawks and look to their spider friends and other allies to help save their sanctuary. But will they survive the vicious assault from the falcon hawks? And will Foshi and Wolf make it back from the treacherous floodwaters?
Full of suspense, and humor, War of the Birds portrays a world of nonstop adventure where even the smallest of creatures can have the greatest of impacts.