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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City Hardcover – March 11, 2008
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Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2008:
"From the eye-catching endpapers ... to the energetic city scenes, readers experience New Yorkers’ excitement about Pale Male ... and understand why his story has captured the interest of so many people."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 28, 2008:
"[T]his version stands out for its urbane, reportorial prose and stylish watercolors ... 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."
Starred Review, Booklist, February 15, 2008:
" Beautiful contrasting views of the bird soaring above the wild park and the forest of the skyscrapers will ignite children's curiosity in both urban animals and the caring people who help protect them."
Starred Review, Horn Book, March/April 2008:
“This third recent picture book about the red-tailed hawks that have nested on a posh building across from Central Park since the 1990s is the best so far.”
Review, New York Times Book Review, June 1, 2008:
"[Schulman's] language is sophisticated and wry . . . [and] the watercolor illustrations, by Meilo So, are luminous."
About the Author
Janet Schulman is a renowned editor and publisher of children’s 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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He was a rascal who "dive-bombed tasty pigeons and rats at their litter-can snack bars" and critters like squirrels were not immune to his antics. There was one critter that soon attracted his interest and that was another redtail. His courtship dance began and he was determined to win her over, not only for himself, but to the city. Their first nests were failures and later, when she was injured, he was fortunate enough to find another mate. Pale Male, who had taste, began to build a nest on 927 Fifth Avenue. His nest was destroyed by the owner of the building, but the couple persevered and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intervened. The babies began to arrive and over the years there were more until . . . the owners destroyed not only the nest, but the entire building spike structure Pale Male needed for his nests. Would this famous Manhattanite be forced to leave the city for a new home in the country?
This is a marvelous mini biography of one of Manhattan's most famous residents. The storyline just pulls the reader along. Even though I knew the ending, the tension made me anxious to find out what would happen to Pale Male and his mate. The book is in picture book format and is what many call "wordy," but it is the type of story that will draw a great deal of interest from the very young to the adult audience. The watercolors are nicely detailed and capture the busyness and activity of the city as well as the sereneness of the park. In the back of the book is a more detailed discussion of the author's experience and thoughts about Pale Male and his descendants in New York. This book is a 2009-10 Red Clover nominee in Vermont.