At a glance:
- Author: Jonathan Evan Maslow
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Work: Travelogue
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: Guatemala
- Genres: Nonfiction, Travel writing, Nature writing
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Nature, Birds, Central America or Central Americans, Latin America or Latin Americans, Guatemala or Guatemalans
- Locales: Guatemala, Central America and West Indies
The quetzal was one of those birds one first encountered collecting stamps many years ago. Its picture came along in a special packet prepared by the stamp companies to tantalize the young and entice them to spend their allowance. In addition to birds, one could also buy an assortment of fish, horses, dogs, and tropical fruits. One had to sort them out, track down the countries from which they came, and ever so carefully paste them in an album, using the translucent stamp hinges that one would fold before licking but that would usually stick to one’s fingers. In each bird...
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