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Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years
     

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years

by Darcy Pattison
 

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The oldest bird in the world, documented with banding, is Wisdom, the Midway Albatross. She was on Midway when the Japanese Tsunami hit and this is her amazing story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. She has survived the dangers of living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the

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The oldest bird in the world, documented with banding, is Wisdom, the Midway Albatross. She was on Midway when the Japanese Tsunami hit and this is her amazing story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. She has survived the dangers of living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese earthquake. At 60, she's still laying eggs and hatching chicks. It's a story of survival and hope amidst the difficulties of life.

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back cover - Larson Kirby
"My heart soared at Wisdom's amazing story!"
---Kirby Larson, Author of Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and Newbery Honor Medalist for Hattie Big Sky
Publisher's Weekly 2/18/2013 - Publishers Weekly
**STARRED PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY REVIEW**
Pattison (Prairie Storms) offers a remarkable survival story about Wisdom, a female Laysan Albatross first tagged by scientists in 1956 and still alive today, having lived through multiple tsunamis, other natural disasters, and manmade threats to the well-being of her species. . . Harvill (Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time) contributes carefully detailed and naturalistic illustrations portraying both the beauty and danger of Wisdom's aquatic environmen
back cover - Robbins Chandler
"On December 10, 1956, early in my first visit to Midway, I banded 99 incubating Laysan Albatrosses in the 'downtown' area of Sand Island, Midway. Wisdom (band number 587-51945) is still alive, healthy and incubating again in December 2011. While I have grown old and gray and get around only with the use of a cane, Wisdom still looks and acts just the same as on the day I banded her. . . remarkable true story. . . beautifully illustrated in color."
---Chandler S. Robbins, Sc.D., Senior Scien

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013752634
Publisher:
Mims House
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Published in eight languages, Darcy Pattison’s (www.darcypattison.com) recent children’s nature books include Prairie Storms (Sylvan Dell) and the forthcoming Desert Baths (Sylvan Dell). Her books have been recognized for excellence by starred reviews in Kirkus and BCCB, Child magazine and Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year lists and various state reading award lists. She was the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Awards, Individual Artist Award for her work in children’s literature. Darcy and her husband have three daughters, one son, three sons-in-law, one granddaughter and two grandsons. When not writing, Darcy can be found quilting or hiking.

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