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Martha - Gennady Spirin I kind of thought that my niece and nephew would enjoy this book a little more than they seemed to, because their grandfather also rescued a crow. They listened to the story, and they looked at the pictures, but that's it. There wasn't any particular enthusiasm about Martha (the book, not the bird). I'm not sure what was lacking for them, but the spark just wasn't quite there with this book. Maybe since they know someone who rescued a crow this story just didn't seem all that unique to them. *I* thought it was a touching tale with lovely illustrations, though, and I think that animal-loving children would be likely to enjoy it.