The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

by Pamela J. Dell
     
 

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Discusses characteristics of the bald eagle, the powerful bird living only in North America, and the story of how it became a symbol and included on the Great Seal of the United States.

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Discusses characteristics of the bald eagle, the powerful bird living only in North America, and the story of how it became a symbol and included on the Great Seal of the United States.

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Children's Literature
Dell explores the significance of the bald eagle to the United States in this book from the "Let's See" series. After describing the bird, including the origin of the term "bald," Dell explains how the bald eagle became the national bird. The various places that the bald eagle appears as a symbol are listed, including the Great Seal, various currency, and flags. Ben Franklin's opposition to the bald eagle as the national bird (he favored the turkey instead) is also explained. The endangerment of bald eagles is also explained, along with steps that have been taken to avoid its extinction. A glossary, a "Did You Know?" section, and a list of references round out this excellent source on bald eagles. Numerous photographs and reproductions of paintings add visual interest for the younger child. 2004, Compass Point, Ages 7 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756514594
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Let's See Library - Our Nation Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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