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08 September 2011

City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male

City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy is the true story of Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk who settled in New York City.  This was rare and excited as there aren't many red-tailed hawks in NYC.  He became quite the sensation, inspiring bird watchers in the city.  Soon, he found a mate, a larger hawk and they settled down on an apartment building (where Mary Tyler Moore lives/lived) overlooking Central Park.  This created even more of a frenzy as people were hoping and watching to see if the hawks had babies (and they did!)

Here is the link to the summary on Goodreads.

I could see myself using this book in my classroom in either a nonfiction animal/bird unit, or as an extension book featured at my observation station (computer set up to one of those observation cams, students have to write about what they observe the animals doing).

Its a cute book, packed with lots of information, and what I'm thinking are McCarthy's trademark artwork (after now reading two of her books, I'm pretty sure). 
 

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the review!

    here's my latest review, just posted it! for the predicteds! stop by! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-predicteds.html

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