David and the Phoenix (Paperback)
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David and the Phoenix is a 1957 children's novel about a young boy's adventures with a phoenix. The first published book by American children's writer Edward Ormondroyd, it is a tale of friendship between two different species-a young boy and a mythical bird-and focuses on David's education in the ways of the mythical world. The book ends with the phoenix's rebirth.
Edward Ormondroyd (born 1925) is an American writer of children's books. He is best known for David and the Phoenix, a fantasy novel. His time travel novel Time at the Top was filmed for television in 1999.
Ormondroyd was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Pennsylvania and Michigan before serving two years on a destroyer escort in World War II. After the war he attended the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor's degree in English and a masters in Library Science. In 1970 he moved from Berkeley to Newfield a small town west of Ithaca, New York. As of 2007 he lives in Trumansburg, New York.