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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City

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ISBN13: 9780375845581
ISBN10: 0375845585
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Publisher Comments:

The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing-a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York Citys most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenues swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Males fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest-setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds.

Review:

"Although the red-tailed hawk of Fifth Avenue has inspired at least two other picture books, this version stands out for its urbane, reportorial prose and stylish watercolors (according to jacket copy, Schulman wrote with So specifically in mind; the pair also worked together for A Bunny for All Seasons). To Schulman, Pale Male and his family, who became a cause clbre when they built a nest on a ledge outside one of Manhattan's toniest apartment buildings, deserve to be thought of as 'true-blue New Yorkers — tough, resourceful, and determined to make it in the city.' So seconds that emotion with deft, impressionistic brushstrokes and splashes of color reminiscent of fashion illustration; her images capture not only the cool majesty of the bird, but also the tentative half-flights of the chicks and the eclectic lan of the city that lobbied for them. The politics of the Pale Male story are confronted head-on: the privileged residents of 927 Fifth Avenue, who tried to evict Pale Male by destroying his nest, get a gentle but thorough drubbing. Formidably dressed, clutching highballs and generally scowling, they're in clear violation of Big Apple spirit (the author notes that they took advantage of 'a time when many conservation and wildlife laws were being relaxed by President George W. Bush's administration'). By the final page, even readers who live far from Manhattan will appreciate that Pale Male's significance and stature rise well beyond those of media darling. Ages 6-12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing-a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York Citys most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenues swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Males fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest-setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds.

About the Author

Janet Schulman is a renowned editor and publisher of childrens books. She lives in New York City.

Meilo So has illustrated many acclaimed and award-winning books. She lives in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

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naomi smith, May 31, 2009 (view all comments by naomi smith)
Meilo So is at her best....beautifully illustrated. A wonderful true story for all ages. I read it to my 92 year old mother and she couldn't have been more entralled with the story as well as the pictures. This is not just for nature lovers; a universal message for all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375845581
Author:
Schulman, Janet
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
So, Meilo
Author:
illustrated by Meilo So
Author:
So, Meilo
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Red-tailed hawk -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Birds
Subject:
new york city;birds;picture book;hawks;central park
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.18x8.78x.37 in. .90 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-12

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375845581 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although the red-tailed hawk of Fifth Avenue has inspired at least two other picture books, this version stands out for its urbane, reportorial prose and stylish watercolors (according to jacket copy, Schulman wrote with So specifically in mind; the pair also worked together for A Bunny for All Seasons). To Schulman, Pale Male and his family, who became a cause clbre when they built a nest on a ledge outside one of Manhattan's toniest apartment buildings, deserve to be thought of as 'true-blue New Yorkers — tough, resourceful, and determined to make it in the city.' So seconds that emotion with deft, impressionistic brushstrokes and splashes of color reminiscent of fashion illustration; her images capture not only the cool majesty of the bird, but also the tentative half-flights of the chicks and the eclectic lan of the city that lobbied for them. The politics of the Pale Male story are confronted head-on: the privileged residents of 927 Fifth Avenue, who tried to evict Pale Male by destroying his nest, get a gentle but thorough drubbing. Formidably dressed, clutching highballs and generally scowling, they're in clear violation of Big Apple spirit (the author notes that they took advantage of 'a time when many conservation and wildlife laws were being relaxed by President George W. Bush's administration'). By the final page, even readers who live far from Manhattan will appreciate that Pale Male's significance and stature rise well beyond those of media darling. Ages 6-12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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"Synopsis" by , The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing-a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York Citys most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenues swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Males fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest-setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds.
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