First Published circa 1959(?) by Collins

Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop
Title drawing by Gilbert Dunlop
Title drawing by Gilbert Dunlop
from The Wizard Story Book
A short story.

London girl Sally is recovering from a road accident when she failed to save the life of her kitten and was herself hit by the milk lorry.

An injured Swallow lands on her windowsill and Sally regains her interest in life.

First edition:
The story appears in the Collins Children's Annual 1959 between pages 17 and 27 with illustrations by Gilbert Dunlop.

This might be the first edition; initially I had a date of c.1952.

Collins Children's Annual 1959
Collins Children's Annual 1959


'The Wizard Story Book' containing the short story 'Bird in the Hand'
The Wizard Story Book cover
The Children's Press circa 1962:
in The Wizard Story Book pages 17-27 with illustrations by Gilbert Dunlop

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created Aug 2000
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