The Tempestuous Trial of Maybelline Meriweather
Maybelline Meriweather has been put on trial for the most heinous of crimes--stealing an egg from another bird's nest! Maybelline, without a doubt one of the most colorful citizens of the town of Avian Mile, finds herself in a difficult spot as the accused and, after consulting with the Mockingbirds, retains renowned Atticus Peck to take her case. A riveting courtroom drama ensues, rich with revelations, cross-examinations, and flighty admissions. In the end, justice is served, and Maybelline is finally-with much joy and fanfare-able to explain the curious behavior that first marked her as a suspect. Told in alliterative style and referencing more than fifty fascinating and beautifully illustrated bird species, Maybelline's tale is one to be enjoyed by readers of all ages-feathered or not. Written by Michael Hewes and Illustrated by Sarah Hewes.