Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World by Celia GodkinSkydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World by Celia Godkin

Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World

byCelia GodkinIllustratorCelia Godkin

Paperback | September 14, 2015

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High in the sky, a peregrine falcon joins her mate for some swooping and diving before returning to her nest to guard her eggs. The couple doesn't know it yet, but they will lose most of these eggs - the first clutch to a volunteer scaling the cliff, and the next to the harmful effects of DDT. Told against the backdrop of scientists' efforts to understand the raptors' decline in the wild, this illustrated non-fiction book tells the story of several generations of falcons as they're taken to a sanctuary, reintegrated into the wild, and ultimately relocated to the ledge of a city skyscraper. With dynamic oil illustrations, author and wildlife artist Celia Godkin effortlessly captures the detail of the falcons and brings to life the different landscapes they inhabit. Skydiver will delight and inform readers with a passion for species preservation, as it documents the struggles and the eventual success of the efforts to save the fastest bird in the world.
Author-illustrator Celia Godkin is is best known for her debut book, Wolf Island, which won the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. She has continued to write and illustrate children's books with environmental themes including Fire! which was shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's...
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Title:Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.7 × 10 × 0.25 inPublished:September 14, 2015Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927485894

ISBN - 13:9781927485897

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…informative text…detailed accompanying artwork…An author's note encourages readers to find out more. - Sal's Fiction Addiction - 20140428