On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771389952_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781771389952
publisher: Kids Can Press

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel

And Other Poems of Birds in Flight

by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Mark Hoffmann

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
poetry (see also stories in verse), birds, ducks, geese, etc.
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781771389952
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

This lyrical celebration of birds explores the fascinating ways these creatures move through the air. For each of twelve birds from around the world, a captivating poem describes the animal's distinctive movement and the special word associated with that movement, from geese who skein and puffins who wheel, to crows who mob and starlings who murmurate. The evocative language conveys the beauty of each bird and describes the sights and sounds of how each one makes its own unmistakable way in the world. An informational sidebar complements each poem, describing the reasons behind the bird's way of flying.

Award-winning children's author Susan Vande Griek has created a unique exploration of the magnificence of birds in flight. Illustrator Mark Hoffmann captures the animals with bold, highly engaging artwork that makes this book a visual standout among traditional nature books. All of the factual content has been verified by ornithological experts. End matter includes further information about each bird and a glossary. Along with the book's use for poetry units, it also has applications for life science lessons on animals and the characteristics of living things.

About the Authors

Susan Vande Griek is the author of a number of highly acclaimed children’s books. Her picture book Loon, illustrated by Karen Reczuch, was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book and won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction and the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. More recently, she has written Go Home Bay, illustrated by Pascal Milelli, a glimpse into the life of the artist Tom Thomson, and An Owl at Sea, illustrated by Ian Wallace. A longtime resident of the Maritimes, Susan now lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Author profile page >

Mark Hoffmann is a freelance editorial illustrator, children's-book illustrator, fine artist and professor in the illustration department at Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts. He lives with his wife and son in the New England area. For more information, visit www.studiohoffmann.com.
Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Susan Vande Griek's writing has won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction. Susan divides her time between Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, and Kingston, Ontario.

Mark Hoffmann is a children's book illustrator, fine artist and professor at Montserrat College of Art in the illustration department. Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel is his third book for children. Originally from Minnesota, he now lives with his family outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Editorial Reviews

... engaging and practical.—Quill & Quire


A fresh and original approach to the study of birds and words.—Kirkus Reviews


This nice combination of poetry, prose, and illustrations make this a good read-aloud and book to share.—School Library Journal


Centered on the peculiar and charming verbs describing specific patterns and types of bird flight, this book pairs poetry and prose to explore the aerial behaviors of 12 species.—Publishers Weekly


An elegant introduction to the wonder of flight that will have readers watching the behavior of neighborhood birds long after the book has been absorbed.—Booklist

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...