Willie is a wood song bird – but a very different kind of wood song bird. Driven by his intimation that he possesses a special genius, Willie leaves his fellows to take up singing with the exquisitely down-to-earth Miss Polly, flautist extraordinaire. Together they find fame, and they eventually travel to the nation’s capitol so Willie’s beautiful singing can be appreciated all the more. Yet all the attention and bustle of city life distress Willie and make him stop singing, so Miss Polly brings Willie back to his native woods, where he resumes his tranquil life and music making with her. But the world remembers Willie and the genius of his song.
Reading age: 6-8 years old