Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
9 to 11
Grades:
4 to 6
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
9.5" x 8.5"
Published:
01/2010
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-650-5
Lexile Level:
-

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About the Book

Overview

Poems and photographs take readers up close to observe the daily life of the extraordinary Great Egret. A Great Egret rarely rests. This majestic bird, with its big feet, even bigger beak, and breathtaking lacy wings, is a treat to watch. With his camera, photographer Jason Stemple takes us close to these magnificent creatures to witness their physical—and quirky—beauty as well as their daily habits and behavior—soaring, hunting, preening, nesting—which most of us never get a chance to see. Meanwhile, celebrated poet Jane Yolen offers her keen observations in carefully-crafted poetry that is at once whimsical, thoughtful, and thought provoking. Interesting facts about the bird accompany each poem in this National Outdoor Book Awards Honor Book.

Reviews

"The spare, well-crafted poems make excellent use of simile and metaphor. . . . The beautifully lit and composed photographs offer memorable images of the birds and their wetland habitat." --Booklist

* "A stunning combination of scientific and ecological knowledge offered through a graceful fusion of lyrical and visual media." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Awards
Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a poet and author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, and her books and stories have won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, and two Christopher Medals, among many others.

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Meet the Photographer

Jason Stemple

Jason Stemple is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in more than ten books for young readers, including acclaimed poetry books by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

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