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Birds of a Featherby Jane Yolen
Synopses & Reviews
Birds offer endless fascination for those of us patient or lucky enough to catch a glimpse. Fortunately, award-winning writer Jane Yolen and photographer Jason Stemple once again give readers the chance to closely observe a brand-new flock of these creatures in expertly rendered poetry and photographs. Each poem and picture combination beautifully and thoughtfully captures both bird and a moment of time. Brief facts about each bird, reviewed by an ornithologist, are included.
"The team behind A Mirror to Nature again pairs striking, full-color photographs of birds with spirited poems in a full range of styles and forms. A haiku for a kingfisher speaks tenderly to the quirky, diminutive bird ('Hey, girl, fish lover,/ Sitting on the dead gray tree,/ Love the blue Mohawk'); another offering compares a marching group of oystercatchers to windup toys; and a poem for a 'solitary wood duck' admires the bird's nobility ('We surrender,/ we surrender,/ we surrender to your beauty'). Stemple's intimate photos capture a great horned owl's gaze, a chickadee's downy plumage, and sandpipers silhouetted against a sunrise, while Yolen's solidly constructed verses show equal affection. Ages 9 — 11. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
About the Author
Jane Yolen has received many awards for her writing, including the Regina Medal, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, the Christopher Medal, the John Burroughs Young Readers Award, and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. She lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Hatfield, Massachusetts.
Jason Stemple is a freelance photographer who provided the photographs for An Egret's Day and A Mirror to Nature by Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina
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