April 21, 2017

NYC's famous hawk

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City
by Janet Schulman
illustrated by Meilo So

Schulman learned about Pale Male during a 1995 bird walk in Central Park. Subsequent visits allowed her to catch glimpses of Pale Male's chicks. Her experience and her reading of Marie Winn's book was the inspiration for Citizen Hawk

Schulman's version, suitable for ages 8 and up, is told with clarity and affection, enlivened by So's spirited watercolours. It's an excellent addition to the Pale Male library.

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