Saturday, January 19, 2013
MOONBIRD: A YEAR ON THE WIND WITH THE GREAT SURVIVOR B 95 by Phillip Hoose. FSG 2012.
Phillip Hoose is one of the finest nonfiction writers in the youth market. He proves his talent once again in MOONBIRD. Hoose addresses the plight of shorebirds and their shrinking habitats and threatening environments by introducing readers to B 95, a a rare rufa red. What makes B 95 even more rare is that scientists have been able to track him and his annual migration of more than 9000 miles. Great illustrations, wonderful storytelling (and in this case, the story is real), and riveting detail make this a compelling read.