Arrowhawk: A True Survival Story
|Rating||:||4.73 (763 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
Hawk flapped his wings and skimmed the earth. Out of nowhere a poacher's arrow pierces his body, seriously injuring him and leaving him to fend for himself.This is the courageous true story of Arrowhawk-an endangered bird of prey who, with sheer determination and will, survives eight weeks in the wild with a poacher's arrow through his thigh and tail. And straight as an arrow, Hawk soared into the wild.The story of an injured red-tailed hawk's survival and freedomA hungry red-tailed hawk sits near a fence post and devours his catch. Stunning illustrations capture his remarkable journey from peril and rescue to eventual freedom.Arrowhawk is a 2005 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.. Familiar hands tossed him gently into the winter air. Then he beat his wings harder, rose, and
The capture and healing of the bird are handled gently, and the story ends with its release to the wild. Children may be mesmerized, though, by the hawk's efforts to fly, and to capture prey and feed, with an arrow piercing its thigh and tail. By taking the point of view of the hawk, she has anthropomorphized the raptor in ways that sometimes seem stilted. The photograph of Arrowhawk at the end shows how elegantly the artist captured the contours and coloration of the hawk. In 1997, a young red-tailed ha
In 1997, she and her fourth-grade students followed the Michigan and Indiana news releases of a red-tailed hawk injured by a poacher's arrow. She lives with her family in Garrett, Indiana.GABI SWIATKOWSKA is the illustrator of My Name Is Yoon and Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas, which Booklist praised as "beautiful" and "atmospheric." A freelance artist wh
Beautiful book -- touching true story A Customer This is a beautiful book. The true story of this magnificent bird's struggle to survive will touch the hearts of children and adults who are nature lovers. Great artwork!. One of our all-time favorites I picked up this book at at used bookstore a few years ago, when my son was four or five and my daughter was a toddler. Despite the sad beginning of the story (a hawk struggles to survive with an arrow stuck in its body), it captured my son's heart and became one of his very favorite books. My daughter now loves it, as well. We re-read it a few times a year, and whenever I pull it off the shelf they both cheer, "ARROWHAWK!!" A thought/discussion-provoking story based on true events - . "Captivating story, beautiful pictures" according to gail snedigar. When teaching children, these kinds of books are wonderful to help them really feel the message and information of the book. This book helped us understand how traumatic it might be for a bird that survives an arrow and how people can be kind and helpful to wildlife.