Skydiver

Skydiver

Saving the Fastest Bird in the World

Book - 2014
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High in the sky, a peregrine falcon joins her mate for some swooping and diving before returning to her nest to guard her eggs. The couple doesn't know it yet, but they will lose most of these eggs - the first clutch to a volunteer scaling the cliff, and the next to the harmful effects of DDT. Told against the backdrop of scientists' efforts to understand the raptors' decline in the wild, this illustrated non-fiction book tells the story of several generations of falcons as they're taken to a sanctuary, reintegrated into the wild, and ultimately relocated to the ledge of a city skyscraper. With dynamic oil illustrations, author and wildlife artist Celia Godkin effortlessly captures the detail of the falcons and brings to life the different landscapes they inhabit. Skydiver will delight and inform readers with a passion for species preservation, as it documents the struggles and the eventual success of the efforts to save the fastest bird in the world.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Pajama Press Incorporated, 2014.
ISBN: 9781927485613
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,25 x 28 cm

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SPL_Childrens Jan 05, 2015

The peregrine falcon is faster than any other bird or animal. Celia Godkin’s new picture book is the story of a peregrine falcon family which struggles to survive in a world that is becoming more and more dangerous and inhabitable for so many creatures around the globe.

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SPL_Childrens Jan 05, 2015

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 9

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