Not only can falcons dive at 200 miles per hour and build nests atop skyscrapers, but the peregrine falcon has fought its way back from near extinction in parts of the United States. With a ban on DDT and the help of dedicated ornithologists, the peregrine has made a phenomenal comeback.
This book tells the inspiring story of Scarlett, a peregrine falcon who lived on a Baltimore skyscraper. It also includes a list of the best places to falcon-watch.
About the Author
Priscilla Belz Jenkins is the author of two other books in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: A Nest Full of Eggs, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell, and Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Jenkins lives in San Rafael, CA.
Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.