On Eagle Cove (On Bird Hill and Beyond)

by Jane Yolen (Author) Elizabeth Dulemba (Illustrator)

On Eagle Cove (On Bird Hill and Beyond)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
As I walked out towards Eagle Cove, Skipping through a greening grove, I followed where the pathway led-- And spied a great big lake ahead. From the prolific Jane Yolen comes On Eagle Cove, a sparkling new addition to the On Bird Hill & Beyond series. A young birder and her mother hike beside a lake and experience the majesty of an eagle aerial show. They spy a massive nest, high in a tree, and understand that the two eagles dancing across the sky are a mating pair. Soon, there will be chicks, and the girl and her mother return to the nest months later for a peek at the new little lives. On Eagle Cove reunites Jane Yolen with award-winning illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba for this quiet walk through nature that leads to an unexpected encounter with the magnificent Bald Eagle.

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Kirkus Reviews

A memorable adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--A young girl and her mother set out on a winter's walk to Eagle Cove. The two soon see a pair of eagles and observe them mating and hunting for fish, and even spot their nest. They return two months later to encounter the eagles caring for their two eaglets, and envision a near future in which the young ones will learn to fly, hunt, and have a family of their own. Yolen's rhyming, first-person narrative gives the story an intimate, poetic feel. Rich, colorful ink and watercolor illustrations portray eagles and humans (who have brown skin) against seasonal scenes of skies, mountain, and lake from various perspectives that engage readers with the landscape and provide a close-up view of its majestic subject matter. The story wraps up with compelling facts and information about eagles along with accompanying crisp photographs, and encouragement to readers to look to the skies whenever there are lakes and rivers nearby. VERDICT Not an essential purchase, but a quietly evolving meditation on the passing of time and appreciation of nature.--Jessica Marie, Salem P.L., OR

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Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has authored more than 365 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages, You Nest Here With Me, a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs...? Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Many of Ms. Yolen's books are about wildlife, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Dulemba has always loved birds. As a kid, she used to run across the yard, flapping her arms, trying to fly. She later became a hang glider pilot in Tennessee. When not chasing birds, Elizabeth loves to draw, write, and teach. She has over two dozen titles to her credit, including her debut, award-winning novel A Bird On Water Street. In summers, she teaches in the Children's Book Writing and Illustrating MFA program at Hollins University in Virginia. She spends the rest of her time in Scotland, where she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Glasgow. Sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.dulemba.com

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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
October 20, 2020
On Bird Hill and Beyond

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