Two children, Twinkle and Chubbins, are lost in the Great Forest when they encounter the evil tuxix. The tuxix casts a spell on Twinkle and Chubbins and turns them into little birds with their human ends. The bird-children meet Policeman Bluejay who shows them around the land of the birds and teaches them about the cruelty that can exist between humans and animals.
Twinkle and Chubbins witness the cruelty of humans firsthand and find themselves in danger as well. An eagle comes to their rescue, but they quickly find themselves in danger again when the eagle's babies want to feast on Twinkle and Chubbins - another lesson in the lives of animals that the children must learn. Policeman Bluejay takes them away to the safety of the Paradise of Birds where they witness several wonderful things, such as bees and butterflies. The King Bird of Paradise instructs Twinkle and Chubbins on how to return to their human forms, but the children walk away with a lot of lessons learned.
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author of children's books, most famous for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum wrote 13 sequels to his first Oz book and still has a huge fan base to this day. Policeman Bluejay was originally published under the pen name Laura Bancraft and focuses on the importance of kindness to animals.
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