Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos wherever he goes--but Arabel loves her new feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer. Set in a small quaint village outside London more than half a century ago, young listeners will find great pleasure in these high-spirited engaging stories with uniquely hilarious and witty situations. Fans of these classic stories will picture an adorable raven squawking "nevermore" every time they hear a phone ring, and the thought of this crazy bird will forever be a delightful reminder!