Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon

$ 12.95

Maggie, the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon is written by Christie Gove-Berg.

If you have been following the peregrine falcons nesting in Manchester, NH on NH Audubon's web cam, you will be interested in this book! It is the true story of the rescue and rehabilitation of a peregrine falcon. Much like the peregrine falcon that lives at the McLane Center, Maggie was injured when just learning how to fly in the city of Richmond, Virginia. Readers will follow Maggie’s life, her recovery, and her new role as an education bird. This book is a perfect book for ages 8-12, and a great addition for any teacher’s non-fiction library.

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"Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon" is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.

The Peregrine Fund, a national leader in raptor research and education, says this about "Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon" -

"I love a book that causes me to stop and think for a minute about my surroundings, and that is exactly what "Maggie, the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon" does.  It is an excellent account of the challenges that some of our wildlife have to deal with, living in urban environments.  As I watch a resident pair of Peregrines each spring in my home city, I will always think of Maggie. 

The photos documented her journey so well that even small children will be able to follow her along in such a way as to bring understanding. Certainly more than just a children's picture book, the last section answers many questions that I am sure older children and even adults will find very interesting. Too many authors are satisfied with a few cute pictures and a simple story, but Christie has obviously set out to educate anyone who reads this book, or has it read to them, and inspire them to look up and think about the difficult lives that our urban wildlife experience.  A book that deserves to be in every grade school classroom and even grandma's house! "   
 - Travis Rosenberry, Library Director, The Peregrine Fund | Research Library