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Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years by [Darcy Pattison, Kitty Harvill]

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**STARRED PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY REVIEW**
Pattison (Prairie Storms) offers a remarkable survival story about Wisdom, a female LaysanAlbatross first tagged by scientists in 1956 and still alive today,having lived through multiple tsunamis, other natural disasters, andmanmade threats to the well-being of her species. . . Harvill (Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time) contributes carefully detailed and naturalistic illustrationsportraying both the beauty and danger of Wisdom's aquatic environment. . . Pattison writes crisply and evocatively. . . Ages 6-12. Reviewed on2/18/2013.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Translated into nine languages, children's book author DarcyPattison writes picture books, middle grade novels, and children'snonfiction.

Other amazing science books to inspire and awe elementary students include:
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  • Desert Baths  2013 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
  • Prairie Storms
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Kitty Harvill specializes in wildlife art, especially endangeredspecies, and works in watercolor, pastel, oil and cut paper. She has adual residency in Arkansas/U.S. and Brazil and is actively involved with the conservation efforts in southern Brazil. Recent titles includeWisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House), Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time (Holiday House) and Vida Livre (published in Brazil). Bornin Clarksville, Tennessee, Harvill holds degrees in painting andillustration.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a brilliant story. I was grasped till the end
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