BALD EAGLE by Gordon Morrison


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This handy natural-history resource book includes everything readers need to know about eagles and more. Through two levels of text--a narrative and an abundance of extremely detailed asides--Morrison presents the lifecycle of the bald eagle and the particulars of their habits and habitats. The primary text, accompanied by realistic watercolors, begins and ends with the hatching of an eaglet, and in clear, flowing language chronicles all stages of development. Detailed pencil drawings and diagrams supplement the secondary text, which offers more specific information about the eagles, such as their anatomy, prey, and flight techniques, in equally simple, lucid language. Morrison keeps it short and uncomplicated, but includes plenty of information by making good use of the page, keeping the watercolors at the fore, and the pencil drawings to the sides and bottoms of pages. Neither cursory nor overwhelming, this useful tool bespeaks the quiet passion of its creator, and passes it along to budding ornithologists.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin