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Monsieur Morel: On a tight publishing deadline, we couldn't dig up the whole story of Monsieur Morel, only that he's been making wooden bird calls since he was a child in the mountains of France. "I like to picture him being 80-something and carving up these things," offers Alhadeff. "They don’t look like anything special, but they accurately mimic the sound of a bird in the wild, which he’s gone out and studied. When you're shaking around the flock of warblers, I swear you'd think you were in the woods."