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Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation (Wildlife Rescue Stories) Hardcover – April 26, 2016
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K-Gr 2—This is a story of how one peregrine falcon, Maggie, lost partial eyesight and became part of a program at the Wildlife Center of Virginia that teaches adults and children about falcons. Readers follow young Maggie as she begins to leave her parents' nest and practice flying. Her life changes when she crashes into a building and tumbles to the sidewalk. Fortunately, she is rescued and taken to a wildlife hospital. Vets ultimately decide her left eye is so damaged it will never recover. This means Maggie can never return to the wild, as peregrine falcons require both eyes to hunt. Maggie is then trained to work with wildlife educators to teach people about her species. The narration often reports from the unrealistic perspective of Maggie ("She dreams of catching her own food"), a possibly confusing concept for younger readers. Despite this small shortfall, this is a good addition to collections about birds and wildlife. The photographs work in conjunction with the text. For example, when describing her injuries, the text is accompanied by an X-ray of Maggie and a photo of her beak. Back matter offers more information about peregrine falcons, Maggie's family, and wildlife hospitals. VERDICT An additional purchase for school and library group discussions on animal rescue and rehabilitation.—Robin Sofge, Alexandria Library, VA
"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.
Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon is a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient --Mom's Choice Awards®
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I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in wild animal rescue in general, and raptor rescue in particular.
I chose this rating because the author wrote and illustrated this book with the steady, guiding assurance I believe is essential in a book of this type. Excellent resource and experience.
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