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The Bluebird Effect - by Julie Zickefoose (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 355

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Book theme: Birds

Author: Julie Zickefoose

Language: English

Street Date: March 20, 2012
TCIN: 77265059
UPC: 9780547003092
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3256


"We've been knocked to our knees by the delightful illustrated essay collection... you don't have to care all that much about birds to get sucked into [Zickefoose's] dreamy illustrated stories of bluebirds and phoebes, titmice and ospreys. In delicate, subtle strokes of the pen and brush, she reveals a lifetime of backyard friendships--moments spent observing a bluebird couple or listening to the calls of scarlet tanagers....Zickefoose has spent a lifetime observing this particular corner of the domestic-wild world, and she did not escape these experience without gaining both wisdom and humor--about mates, about our obligation to help others or set them free, about loss and about thankfulness." --Oprah.com's Book of the Week

Library Journal's BEST BOOKS OF 2012: Science & Technology

2013 Ohioana Book Award, nonfiction

"Birders will appreciate her meticulous observations and devotion to the avian world, but anyone who's ever considered hanging a birdfeeder is likely to be mesmerized by the sensuous, precise prose as well as Zickefoose's vivid portraits of scrawny, fluffy phoebe chicks, a self-possessed hummingbird perched on a clothesline, dwarfed by the surrounding clothespins, and orioles migrating by moonlight. Readers will be astounded by the drama and intelligence fluttering in their backyards." --Publishers Weekly

"a wonderful amalgam of nature writing and memoir...This lovely book is one to savor slowly, admiring both writing and artistry." --Booklist, starred review

"Beguiling stories from a naturalist's life with backyard birds....Describing her songbirds with a delicacy of words and brush strokes, Zickefoose makes learning about birds seem like the adventure of a lifetime. A wonderful treat for birders." --Kirkus

"The Bluebird Effect" is a terrific read and a feast for the eyes. Buy! Buy! Buy!" --The Charleston Gazette

"insightful essays and lovely illustrations...[Zickefoose has] drawn sketches and painted vivid pictures with words, letting us see much more about those not-so-common lives outside our windows." --Seattle Times

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