Papa's Parrot Questions and Answers
by Cynthia Rylant

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Why does Mr. Tillian buy Rocky in "Papa's Parrot"?

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In Cynthia Rylant's short story "Papa's Parrot ", Mr. Tillian is the owner of a candy and nut shop. When his son, Harry, is young, he always visits the shop after school and many of his friends come too. Mr. Tillian enjoys their company and looks forward to seeing them every day. As Harry grows up, he and his friends are no longer...

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