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

Falcons in the City The Story of a Peregrine Family

Written by Chris Earley, Luke Massey
Illustrated by

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

My top recommendation is Chris Earley's Falcons in the City published by Firefly this fall. It tells the story of a pair of peregrine falcons that nested successfully on the balcony of a Chicago condo. It is captivating. The target audience is youngsters, but the photographs are so beautiful they will appeal to adults as well. Earley tells the birds

.--Paul Nicholson London Free Press (11/30/2016) A good addition to a young naturalist's book collection.--Glenn Perrett Durham Region (12/07/2016) Beautifully illustrated with dozens of stunning images... If you have a youngster on a gift giving list, Falcons in the City is a book that will definitely captivate him or her.--Paul Nicholson OFO News (10/01/2016) More than a dynamic story about birds, this is a study of ecological coexistence.--Erin Anderson Booklist (12/09/2016) Well designed spreads provide details on identification, courtship, nest defence, hunting, feeding, banding, fledging, and scientific research. This is a highly recommended title that would make an excellent addition to any school library. Many students will read the book for the pure pleasure of the interesting tale and evocative pictures. The information will inspire some to learn more about this fascinating species. Others will use it as a handy research source.--Helen Mason Resource Links (12/01/2016) 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

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Chris Earley, Luke Massey
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Publisher

Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

13th September 2016

ISBN

9781770858046

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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