Swans

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Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
Swans are beautiful white birds that can be seen each year winging their way across North America and Eurasia from summer nesting grounds to warmer winter homes. Despite the popularity of their white, flawless image, not all swans look the same; in fact, some swans living in the southern hemisphere are completely black. This book examines all seven subspecies of swans, teaching readers about their habitat, migratory patterns, body composition, breeding patterns, and feeding habits. Man's relation to the swan throughout history is illustrated through depictions of swans in art, literature, and even dance. The negative effect of hunting practices; increases in human population; the current efforts being made to help swan populations increase and recover lost migratory patterns are also covered in this highly educational book. Beautiful full-page photographs showcase swans from around the world and enhance the accompanying text. Part of the "Living Wild" series, this book contains a glossary of new words and an easy to use index for young readers. This book is an ideal starting point for readers just beginning to learn about the vast world of swans and would be a great addition to any library serving middle school children. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7

The 17 species of penguins and 7 of swans fill these slim, informative volumes. Each overview is divided into several chapters (with no table of contents) describing the shared and distinct physical characteristics of the various species, the location of their particular habitats, life cycle, social behavior, and the history of human awareness of and impact on these animals. Fine color photographs face pages of text with smaller views placed in colored sidebars or insets. The books conclude with current environmental threats and conservation efforts. The discussion of human involvement with penguins is an unusual and useful angle, and swans are not as heavily covered in children's books. The short further reading lists include adult and children's books, some of which go back as far as 1956 (Penguins ) and 1970 (Swans ). Handsome and appealing, these titles are solid additions.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583416594
  • Publisher: Creative Company, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Living Wild Ser.
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 1,322,678
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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