Stewart: the skyscraper falcon
By: Birman, Linda
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1997
PR Highlights: A Look at the Falcons of the City for Children.
PHOTO Highlights: 35 full-color photos throughout.
Description: The Skyscraper Falcon takes readers to the fifty-sixth floor to view the remarkable life cycle of the peregrine falcon. In the spring of 1994, a peregrine falcon captured the heart and imaginations of the city of Seattle. This rare, wild bird nested on the fifty-sixth floor of the Washington Mutual tower, a downtown skyscraper. Volunteers from Seattle Peregrine Project set up a video camera, allowing visitors the privilege of watching the entire nesting process. Stewart: the Skyscraper Falcon takes readers to the 56th floor to view the remarkable life cycle of the peregrine falcon. Written for young readers, the author introduces Seattle's newest citizens throughout stunning color photographs and simple, yet full, text. Readers get acquainted with falcon biology and terminology. This book will be treasured by the entire family.
Linda Birman is a member of the Falcon Research Group and continues to study birds of prey. She and her family live in Bellingham, Washington, where she teaches second grade. She enjoys beachcombing, traveling and birding. This is her first book.