Peril at Penawawa Creek and the Legend of a Magpie Thief tells the story of Leader, a magpie who makes a choice that changes his life forever. One day, Leader spies a robins nest. He notices the mother had left the eggs unattended. Moving quickly, he treats himself to his newly found prizes. The story ends for the innocent, unborn robins. But for Leader, the ends to which he goes remain to be revealed.
Greta Kay welcomes readers to the world that lives along the banks of Penawawa Creek. She tells the story of Leader, the magpie turned thief who also bullies his younger brother. She invites readers to discover the power of dishonesty, the ways that bullying breaks relationships, and the blessing of making a fresh start.
Peril at Penawawa Creek and the Legend of a Magpie Thief is the first of three books in the Penawawa Creek Series. This story follows the changes in one magpies life. It leaves you looking for ways to encourage each bully in your life to choose a different path.
There they lay, four beautiful light blue robin eggs. His throat tightened. His bill clicked like a woodpecker. Gingerly putting one clawed foot on the edge of the nest, he watched the eggs roll toward him. As they rolled they hit together causing small cracks and splits. A half-developed baby robin fell from its shell and Leader quickly swallowed it.
The urgency to get away before BB and Dandy came home gave him no time to enjoy his banquet. Three more cracked eggs spilled out their contents, and Leader quickly grabbed each bird by its skinny neck and fled the nest.