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Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock Paperback – June 1, 2003
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Delight and wonder can nourish in a child a life-long commitment to preserving Planet Earth. Project Puffin is a book that ought to confirm a child’s delight in these seabirds. It is the true story of one man’s vision and devotion.”
- Audubon Magazine
“A story that is, at its heart, about how a kid from Ohio accomplished one of the biggest conservation victories of our time.”
- Birdwatching Magazine
“One of the great success stories of conservation.”
- Library Journal
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