Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95


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$25.99  $24.17
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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8.84 X 9.75 X 0.69 inches | 1.59 pounds

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About the Author

Phillip Hoose is the widely-acclaimed author of the National Book Award winner Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, which is also a Newbery Honor Book, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, a YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among other honors. His other books include The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and We Were There, Too!, a National Book Award Finalist. Mr. Hoose lives in Portland, Maine.


"[A] deeply researched, engaging account..." --School Library Journal, starred

"Putting an actual beaked face to the problem of animal endangerment makes the story of the species' peril all the more compelling, and only the truly hard of heart could resist cheering for B95 to make it through one more trip." --BCCB, Starred

"With an effective mix of facts and conjecture, Hoose conveys B95's wide experience, from the challenges of his first month in Arctic Canada 20 years ago to the physical demands of flying for three days straight. Hoose's vivid prose and the book's close-up photos give a sense of other red-knot talents, like fattening up for a long flight and sleeping while staying alert for predators. And there's recent good news: B95 was photographed in late May, feasting on horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay. " --The Washington Post

"Hoose's fascinating account concerns much more than this one bird." --Horn Book, starred

"...beautiful and vivid..." --VOYA

"Hoose's stature as a preeminent nonfiction author combined with the high-interest animal hook will generate hearty attention and enthusiasm for this one." --Booklist, starred

"Readers will appreciate Hoose's thorough approach in contextualizing this amazing, itinerant creature..." --Publishers Weekly, starred

"Meticulously researched and told with inspiring prose and stirring images, this is a gripping, triumphant story of science and survival. " --Kirkus, starred