Eagle

Eagle

by Judy Allen, Tudor Humphries
     
 

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On a field trip into the Philippine jungle, a teacher and his young students study the flora and fauna that live under its green canopy. As they crouch to examine tiny insects, a sudden swooping shadow passes overhead. It is an eagle--rare and magificent. A haunting story about a powerful creature threatened by people's encroachment into its habitat, this book

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On a field trip into the Philippine jungle, a teacher and his young students study the flora and fauna that live under its green canopy. As they crouch to examine tiny insects, a sudden swooping shadow passes overhead. It is an eagle--rare and magificent. A haunting story about a powerful creature threatened by people's encroachment into its habitat, this book includes a fact sheet at the end of the book that tells children about these majestic birds and what is being done to save them from extinction. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Miguel, a young Filipino boy, is on a field trip in the jungle. The noises and sights frighten the boy from the city, especially the sight of the huge Phillipine eagle or "haribon." A close encounter with the eagle finally cures Miguel of his fear. Muted watercolors depict the eagle and its surroundings with accuracy. An epilogue provides further information about attempts to save the Phillipine eagle -there are thought to be fewer than 250 alive today.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-As in her Whale (1993), Tiger (1992), and Elephant (1993, all Candlewick), Allen tells the story of a child's encounter with a wild animal, weaving together fiction and an environmental message. On a class trip in a Philippine jungle, Miguel is frightened by a huge eagle that is scouting for prey. The boy's teacher offers information about it and kindly advice to rid him of his fear, but it is not until the bird inadvertently saves him from a poisonous cobra that he is comfortable with the eagle's presence. Both text and watercolor illustrations convey the lush, green growth of the jungle and the quiet power of the massive raptor. A concluding fact sheet briefly summarizes efforts being made to save the Philippine eagle. A lovely read-aloud to encourage interest in endangered species.-Kathleen McCabe, East Meadow Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564029522
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/05/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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