Taylor, Daphne.THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES. Toronto MacMillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Nan Richards. 114 pp, 11 1/8" H. Medium green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. "From the romantic islands of the West Indies, rich in folkore and tropical colour, comes this delightful collection of thirty-seven fables and tales for children. There are stories of parrots, monkeys, pelicans, humming-birds, corn birds and dragon flies; alligators, mongoose and agouti; mango and bread-fruit trees and the lovely immortelles and pouis; West Indian fairy folk - mischievous dwens and the good sprites; and West Indian people. The charming illustrations in bold line drawings will appeal to children, as will the large, clear type in which the short, dramatic stories are presented." Contents include: The Gar Fish and the Sunbeam; The Wonderful Coal-Pot; The Magic Mango; How the Agouti Tricked the Dogs; The Sprite of the Coconuts; TheVain Pelian; The Fashionable Deer; The Greedy Man's Christmas Surprise; A Tale of the Yellow Butterfly; The Pompous Parrot; The Three Talkative Monkeys; The Pink Agouti; The Tale of the Mongoose; The Turtle and the Crab; Pepita and the Pepper; The Red Humming-bird; etc., etc. Light browning to endpapers - caused by dust jacket flaps, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has areas of browning, several small and moderate edge chips, several edge tears and and creases on front panel, 6" dark pencil mark on rear panel - a light 4" mark on hinge, protected in a paper backed mylar sleeve.