Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories (Hardcover)
This is a great family gift for those who either love birds or are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. Produced by National Geographic Kids, the photographs are stunning. Besides the lovely photos the book includes poems, stories from around the world, and much scientific information about birds. Geared for ages 7 to 10, but even I am learning a lot from this book.
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Enchanting stories, lyrical poems, stunning photography, and fascinating science fill the pages of this treasury celebrating the amazing world of birds.
This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to present day. While it's beautiful, it's also full of valuable real science about these wondrous creatures. From history and behavior to spotting and photographing, there's sure to be something for every bird fan in your flock. Young birders will learn all about migration and the importance of habitat conservation. They'll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They'll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more. Paired with stunning art and photography and beautiful design, this treasury is sure to become a classic for bird enthusiasts of all ages.
Fly with Me was created to help celebrate Year of the Bird, National Geographic's 2018 initiative to bring awareness to the plight of birds around the world.
About the Author
JANE YOLEN is an author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children's literature.
HEIDI STEMPLE was 28 years old when she joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published 20 books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.
Stemple, her two daughters, her mom, and a couple cats live in Massachusetts on a big old farm with two houses.
JASON STEMPLE is an author and photographer. He lives with his wife and children in Charleston, South Carolina.
ADAM STEMPLE is a novelist and musician. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Yolen and her three children celebrate birds with a lavishly illustrated compendium of facts, photographs, and poetry...As is characteristic of National Geographic publications, the plentiful photographs are well-chosen and beautifully reproduced. A treasure for browsers and bird lovers everywhere." -- Kirkus Starred Review
"With text that never talks down to its audience, this makes an ideal choice for family sharing or classroom browsing." -- Booklist
"This book is for browsers, brief research, bird lovers, and is a must-have bargain for every collection." -- School Library Connection