The Search for King

A Fable

The Search for King

The birds needed to elect a king.

In a mix of photography and verse, Smith tells a story of pride, ego, diversity, and acceptance. It is about the importance of choosing leaders based on their character, not the color of their feathers. The book is written in playful rhymes and double meanings, with just the right measure of fun facts about birds. A book that will charm readers of all ages who enjoy fables, light verse, humor, photography, and birds.

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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith has written poetry since high school for a number of reasons, including encouraging his wife to marry him. As an academician, he published more than sixty articles and book chapters in the scientific literature. He has published limericks and haiku in several literary journals, including Fireflies’ Light, Frog Pond, and Cattails. He is inspired by living in the community, his family, the outdoors, travel opportunities, and the astonishing experiences of life. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.


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