One Wing's Gift

One Wing's Gift

by Joan Harris
     
 

"One Wing's Gift" tells the heartwarming stories of birds rescued by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Marvel at the fascinating relationships that develop between birds and humans.

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"One Wing's Gift" tells the heartwarming stories of birds rescued by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Marvel at the fascinating relationships that develop between birds and humans.

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Gr 7 Up-A series of vignettes centered on a baker's dozen of birds passing through or becoming residents at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center (TLC) in Anchorage, AK. As an artist, Harris began by studying, photographing, and drawing the creatures for a planned series of scientific illustrations. That project grew into her own involvement with TLC and this book, a tribute to the birds, the volunteers, and the medical staff of the center. Each bird's story of its arrival, stay, and/or departure from TLC is accompanied by a small list of vital statistics of its species and a lovely, accurate drawing in pencil and painted with pastel dust. The "gift" of One Wing, a severely disabled bald eagle, was the gift of life itself. He was the principal blood donor for other eagles sickened by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound. The book closes on an upbeat note-the release of nine of these magnificent raptors back into the wild. Attractive in and of itself with its graceful illustrations, elegant font, and artistic layout, One Wing's Gift will appeal to older readers, some of whom may be moved to invest time and energy in other such wildlife-rescue programs.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882405605
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
13 - 12 Years

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