My Little Book of Bald Eagles by Hope Irvin Marston
Windward Publishing, An Imprint of Finney Company
July 9th, 2009
Ages 6 and up
Fiction Children’s Books Birds
Hope Irvin Marston is a native of Beech Creek, PA, the eighth child in a farm family of nine. She started school about the time World War II began. Since there were no children's books in their home, the monthly visit of the bookmobile to the little one-room schoolhouse on the corner of the farm was a wonderful event in her eyes. Once she learned to read, Hope never grew tired of books. She decided at an early age, she would write a book some day. Thus far that dream has been fulfilled twenty-eight times. Hope enjoys writing in several genres. Her current projects include two historical fiction books and another junior biography. In 1990 she retired to devote her time to writing. When she isn't working at her computer, you will find her reading, making author appearances, doing research or attending workshops as a presenter or a learner.
Reviewer: Renee Hand
A Delightful Series for Animal Lovers Everywhere!
My Little Book of Bald Eagles is a wonderful tale about the bald eagle and their nesting rituals. The story begins with a new family of bald eagles and follows them along their journey of having eaglets. Then it continues on as the reader learns about the newborn’s first lessons in life to their first solo flight and them becoming adult bald eagles.
This story is a dramatically colorful, 32-page, softcover picture book for children ages 6 and up. The illustrations are so life like that bird lovers everywhere will feel as if they are a part of the bald eagles adventure. Though the story is strictly about the bald eagle's journey, the author's passion for the bald eagle is easily conveyed in the story creating a love from the reader for the bald eagle. The author also adds info in the back of the book about the bald eagle and the fact that it is a protected species and that there are penalties for anyone wishing to hurt one.
Any child that is passionate about wildlife, will love this series and the interesting truth the books convey. The reader learns a tremendous amount about the topics discussed and is perfect in creating discussion in a classroom setting.