Eagles

Overview

Soaring high above the ground, an eagle looks for prey down below. The eagle's keen vision lets it spot even the smallest motion. Its wings are designed for quick dives and turns. Its sharp talons and beak are made for tearing and eating everything from snakes to gazelles. Learn more about this amazing, airborne predator!

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Overview

Soaring high above the ground, an eagle looks for prey down below. The eagle's keen vision lets it spot even the smallest motion. Its wings are designed for quick dives and turns. Its sharp talons and beak are made for tearing and eating everything from snakes to gazelles. Learn more about this amazing, airborne predator!

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Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
In the book, Eagles, we learn about what makes an agile and elegant bird like the eagle an animal to admire and fear. It dives at 190 miles per hour and its wing span can be out to 7 feet. The golden eagle spies even small prey from high up in the sky and captures and quickly kills animals such as a rabbit before it escapes or damages the its wings. A hard substance, keratin, makes up the eagle's deadly beak that slices open the prey so the meat can be easily eaten. The dead prey finds itself back at the nest and becomes lunch for the baby chicks. To keep from injuring their prey, the male or female eagle will ball up their feet into tight fists as they walk around so they do not expose their sharp talons. The female eagle feeds the chicks small bits of meat while she digests the entire animal including fur and bone. Inside this book, the reader learns even more interesting facts. Sandra Markle, the author, uses the most amazing colored action photographs to capture the real essence of an eagle being a predator. The easy-to-read, simple text spoon-feeds the reader all this incredible information without feeling overwhelmed. The only disappointing part of the book is the lack of bold-faced print showing the vocabulary words. The book houses both index and glossary in the back and uses italic print to show the change of topic. This book is part of the "Animal Predator series." Reviewer: Julia Beiker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580135191
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Animal Predators Series
  • Pages: 39
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning science books for children, a nationally known science education consultant, and a former elementary school science teacher. Her titles include Penguins: Growing Up Wild - a National Science Teacher Association and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book; Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs - a Nick Jr. Magazine Best Books of the Year 2003; and Outside and Inside Bats - an American Bookseller's Association Pick of the Lists. She authored the award-winning Animal Predator, Animal Scavenger, and Animal Prey series for Lerner Publishing Group, a well-received collection of books on the food chain. Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and an award-winning Internet-based education program. She lives in New Zealand with her husband.

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