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The On Bird Hill & Beyond series, written by NY Times bestselling author, Jane Yolen, was conceived to take children and parents on wonderous journeys to all the major habitats of North America where birds are found, not only giving them a true sense of each place, but also instilling a sense of awe that something magical that can be felt in a special moment. The first book that began the series, On Bird Hill, is set in a fantastical world, celebrating the moment of new life as a baby bird is born into the world. Hailed by reviewers as “imaginative,” “luminous,” and a “sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild”) it encouraged readers to stop, look, and listen to what's around them, because the world abounds in simple wonders so often overlooked.
On Duck Pond,, the first sequel, takes readers to an idyllic New England pond, to introduce readers to our first real habitat, but with the same patina of stopping to observe and feel a "magical moment." Back matter shares info about the creatures on the pond...a little slice of STEM presented in a visual and engaging way to readers, the hallmark of Cornell Lab Publishing Group children's books.
On Gull Beach continues the journey to an all new habitat, filled with gulls, shorebirds, and other creatures, set on the beautiful Cape Cod shoreline, where gulls hover, dive, and chase with pitched acrobatics in pursuit of a seastar.
Look for our next destination of wonder in spring 2019 (it's still a secret)!
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Series Title: On Bird Hill and Beyond
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jane Yolen
Street Date: April 11, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-2184