Falcons in the City The Story of a Peregrine Family by Chris Earley, Luke Massey
  

Synopsis

Falcons in the City The Story of a Peregrine Family by Chris Earley, Luke Massey

A charming story about a nest of wild birds that alarm, then charm, their city landlords. What happens when a peregrine falcon chooses to lay its eggs on a balcony high atop a tower block? Here is the story of a family of wild birds that moves into a cramped urban home and decides to settle in among towers filled with people and noise. The birds' new human neighbours are quick to try and evict, but it turns out that the falcons have rights too and the law is on their side. This amusing true-life story looks at the issues related to urban wildlife and how urban dwellers co-exist with an ever-increasing wildlife population that finds ingenious - and sometimes devious - ways to move into our homes and cities, often without notice. Illustrated with photographs documenting the early life of a peregrine falcon family that grows from eggs to full-fledged birds in the flowerbox of a curious apartment-dweller, this book also explores the natural history of this majestic bird species.

Reviews

The stunning close-up photographs have remarkable clarity and enhance the already engaging tale. No detail is left out... An informative, engaging, and worthy addition to elementary collections, especially for bird enthusiast.--Megan Kilgallen School Library Journal (11/01/2016)

About the Author

Chris Earley is a naturalist who is an instructor at the Guelph University Arboretum in Canada. Luke Massey is a British photographer whose work has been published in leading wildlife magazines. He has also worked with the world famous BBC Natural History Unit on several projects.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Chris Earley, Luke Massey
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Publisher

Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

28th November 2016

ISBN

9781770858039

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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