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- DescriptionHigh in the sky, a peregrine falcon joins her mate for some swooping and diving before returning to her nest to guard her eggs. The couple doesn't kw it yet, but they will lose most of these eggs - the first clutch to a volunteer scaling the cliff, and the next to the harmful effects of DDT. Told against the backdrop of scientists' efforts to understand the raptors' decline in the wild, this illustrated n-fiction book tells the story of several generations of falcons as they're taken to a sanctuary, reintegrated into the wild, and ultimately relocated to the ledge of a city skyscraper. With dynamic oil illustrations, author and wildlife artist Celia Godkin effortlessly captures the detail of the falcons and brings to life the different landscapes they inhabit. Skydiver will delight and inform readers with a passion for species preservation, as it documents the struggles and the eventual success of the efforts to save the fastest bird in the world.
- Author BiographyAuthor-illustrator Celia Godkin is is best known for her debut book, Wolf Island, which won the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. She has continued to write and illustrate children's books with environmental themes including Fire! which was shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction. Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World, has been nominated for the Green Earth Book Award. Born in England, Celia lives in Eastern Ontario. Celia Godkin is an award-winning author and illustrator best known for her debut book, Wolf Island, which won the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. She has continued to write and illustrate children's books with environmental themes including Fire! which was shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction. She has also received numerous OLA Forest of Reading nominations. Born in England, Celia lives in Eastern Ontario.
- PrizesShortlisted for Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards: English Non-Fiction 2016.
- Author(s)Celia Godkin
- PublisherPajama Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2014
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintPajama Press
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight460 g
- Width274 mm
- Height249 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Celia Godkin
- Format DetailsReinforced binding,With printed dust jacket
- Reading AgeFrom 1
- Interest AgeFrom 6
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