Harry Holdsworth had never heard of his Great-Uncle George until he inherited the old man s most cherished possession: an African Grey parrot named Madison. Harry s first reaction was one of dismay. Who wants a big pet bird one that could live for another 40 years?
But when Mad introduces himself in perfect American, Harry discovers he has found a friend and more. For Mad is an ace at board games and crosswords, a fund of useful information, and even Harry s homework improves under Mad s tuition. Soon, the whole family are wondering what they ever did without him. Unfortunately, they are soon to be reminded