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Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock Hardcover – March 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1010L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884481700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884481706
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,336,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 3^-6. Written in the first person, this illustrated book tells of Kress' determination to reintroduce puffins to Eastern Egg Rock, an island off the Maine coast. Explaining that the large bird colonies in the area had been decimated by hunters in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, Kress describes Project Puffin, which began in 1973, when he and his team of "Puffineers" moved a few puffin chicks from Newfoundland to Eastern Egg Rock. After a number of years, the puffins raised in their new home began returning there to raise their young, effectively establishing the colony destroyed so many years before. Excellent full-color photographs on every page record the stages in the project, the sights on the island, and the lives of the birds. A good introduction to wildlife management and an informative look at puffins, this book would be even more useful for classroom units in conjunction with Giving Back the Earth by Pete Salmansohn (0-88448-172-7), $9.95, a teacher's guide intended to supplement Project Puffin in particular and other seabird studies in general. A worthwhile addition to nature collections. Carolyn Phelan

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"Los Angeles' 100 Best Books" -- IRA Children's Literature and Reading SIG and the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1997

"What a great story about a person doing something to help our fellow creatures. Welcome back, puffins!" -- Martin Kratt, Kratts' Creatures, 3/97

"colorful paperback book for grades 3-6...story of a wildlife success...about the puffin and its ecosystem. -- Clearing:Environmental Education Resources For Teachers, Spring 2003 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
Hello. My name is Anna and I'm 8 years old. I think that Project Puffin is a very inspiring book and that the baby puffins are the cutest thing in the world. I am glad they got the puffins and other sea birds back to Egg Rock and other places. If you are cruel enough to think that wearing feathers on hats is a good idea, you will not like this book. People, like myself, who are concerned about nature will like this book a lot.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Smith on August 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
this was one of my favorite books when i was little. i checked it out at the library almost every week. the photographs are beautiful and lucid and the writing is informative (but tells a compelling story). this is a really great book for kids who like to learn about rare animals. another book, slightly longer but on a similar subject, is _The Wheel on the School_. It's about storks and has pencil illustrations rather than great photographs, but i think people who like this book would also like that one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Terry Mingle on June 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a delightful book, which shows that there IS help for some species via the conservation efforts of dedicated environmentalists. And FYI, the efforts continue today. You can find out more (and view the PUFFIN CAM during the summer - morning viewing is best) on the web site for the project run by Dr. Kress and his staff - projectpuffin.org
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By grandpre@global2000.net on September 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I was very interested in this book and its account of the project since I was involved in its 3 year attempt to bring the puffins back Easter Egg Rock while attending the Audubon Camp on Hogs' Island. I'm so pleased that Stephen Kress has recorded his enthusiasm and experiment so that it can be shared with others. It will be a birthday gift to my great-niece. Alexandra de Grandpré
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