FRIGHTFUL’S DAUGHTER MEETS THE BARON WEASEL by Jean Craighead George

FRIGHTFUL’S DAUGHTER MEETS THE BARON WEASEL

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of Frightful, “legendary peregrine falcon of the Catskills” continues in this visually splendid tale of Frightful’s daughter Oski and her encounter with a wily weasel. Sam has built a tall nest box to house his best friend Oski and her two baby falcons. The Baron Weasel is also Sam’s friend, known for his mischievous antics. With four little weasels of his own “screeching with hunger,” the Baron has his eye on Oski’s baby peregrines. Sam doesn’t think the Baron can climb the smooth 14-foot pole to reach the nest box, but the clever weasel manages several assaults, each time getting closer to the paralyzed peregrines. Frantically, Oski urges her young to try their wings to fly from the Baron, but the little falcons won’t budge. In the end, the Baron gives the baby peregrines the nudge they need. Using gentle humor, George introduces young readers to the realities of wilderness survival. Realistic watercolors capture the luminous grandeur of the Catskills as well as naturalistic details of the lives of its denizens. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-525-47202-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2007




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