Miss Adrian, an experienced nature writer, soars to a high level in this life cycle story of our national bird which she records in lively clear sentences. The story begins when Baldy (who is any eagle, not a falsely individualized one) finds his mate, and closes a year and two eaglets later. The accurately penciled and finely shaded illustrations realistically portray the eaglets in all their defiant ugliness and the eagles in all their ruthless majesty. Artistic and well placed, they are examples of high quality pictures of wild life. The first book in the publisher's new Preserve Our Wildlife Series.