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Download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Darcy PattisonIf I had a better knowledge of my nonfiction children s history then I might be able to tell you the exact moment that biographies of individual animals took off Technically we ve seen them for years in books like the Newbery Honor winning Rascal which is considered nonfiction in spite of some creative liberties from 1963
The Picture Book Animal Biographypicture book animal biography comparatively new to me I think they may have existed in spurts here and there but in the last ten years there s been a veritable explosion of them on the scene This is a very good thing When done well a good animal bio can provide insight into an otherwise unapproachable species foster concern beyond our own human lives and give a glimpse into the wider natural world True to life incredible journeys of wild animals are difficult to tell though If the animal is truly wild then how do you extrapolate its life without Yellow Belt Mba relying on fantasy and conjecture Wisdom The Midway Albatross offers at least one solution to that uestion Add history to facts to the glorious innovation of banding wild animals and you have yourself a bird bio that s easy to distinguish from the flockThe life of your average everyday laysan albatross is not often a happy one Particularly if you have had the monumentally bad luck to have been born around 1950 Having survived the trials of growing up avoiding sharks and even a 1952 tsunami one little albatross lived and was banded byesearch scientists in the year 1956 After that time she had to survive tropical storms delicious looking floating plastic and fishing lines until she was caught again by the same scientist no less in 2002 Having survived all that was she capable of living past the Japanese tsunami of 2011 Pattison follows
The Bird S Lifebird s life ending her book with facts about Wisdom calling her The Oldest Bird in the World which would have been my choice of title as well as info on your average laysan albatross and useful websites for further Waymish readingIt s than just the story of one small bird and than just some informational text about the life cycle of an albatross Under Pattison s hand Wisdom s tale takes on an almost epic cycle You start out thinking that this is just your average animal adventure and by the end youe wondering how much we even understand about the natural world If a lucky albatross avoiding every seaborne calamity on Volleyball Fundamentals record can live at least to the age of sixty one and continue to breed and brood what other animals are blessed with such longevity If there s any problem at all it might be that Pattisonepeats the Ikes Mystery Man refrain of Somehow Gooney survived almost too often The temptation to do so is understandable but I worried that the momentous weight of that survival didn t feel uite as powerful when heard so oftenWhile Pattison is known for her other books in the children s literary sphere artist Kitty Harvill s workemains largely unknown A wildlife artist and conservationist Harvill s watercolors in this book serve the words than the other way around They leave a good amount of space for the text avoiding the pitfalls of some artists unfamiliar with the picture book world that slap white space and text on one page and an image on the other One point that made me curious was how Harvill chose to deal with The oldest wild bird in the world documented with banding is Wisdom the Midway Albatross She was on Midway when the Japanese Tsunami hit and this is her ama. Attison s suppositions We can extrapolate Wisdom s life by knowing both our
History Of The Region Asof the egion as as the perils facing the bird s kind And while the author utilizes the word somehow very cleverly in the phrases that explain that she survived Harvill accompanies these with images of pairs of birds In many cases one albatross will fall prey to fishing lines or plastic treats while the other abstains But since we are not specifically pointing to one of those birds and calling her Wisdom the book gets away with it and I should note never eally shows any birds dying of sharks or storms etcIt s a book with a very small press one going by the name of Mims House When independent publishers create children s literature the esults are invariably mixed In this particular case I was encouraged by the writing and my familiarity with the author the art to a certain extent and the design Though paperback the paper uality is not bad However I was a little disappointed in the font and layout Though the text is expertly laid onto the images weaving in and out of the pictures with ease the font itself looks like something you might find in a child s school eport I m not entirely certain whether it s the style or the
size or a combination of the two but whatever the case it s a misleadingly poor element inor a combination of the two but whatever the case it s a misleadingly poor element in stands as a ather cool informational textI don t usually go so far as to praise the blurbs of a book but in this case I ll make an exception Some clever soul not only thought to get the wise words of Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson who penned her own nonfiction picture book Two Bobbies A True Story of Hurricane Katrina Friendship and Survival but also etired Senior Scientist Chandler S Robbins Now it sometimes doesn t take much to get a scientist to blurb a picture book and normally my eyes glaze over about the time we see a degree appear but in this particular case Robbins is an exceptional get since he s the very guy who banded the bird back in 1956 in the first place His words have an almost philosophical The Rage ring to them as well He says at one point While I have grown old and gray and get around with the use of a cane Wisdom still looks and acts just the same as the day I banded her Truth Stranger than fictionAs I mentioned before had I been in charge of this book I would have gone whole hog and named it Wisdom The Oldest Bird in the World or something along those lines As it stands Pattison has uncovered one heckuva story I can say with certainty that no child has ever walked up to my library s children seference desk asking for nonfiction albatross books for pleasure Goodnight Lung reading but for those kids assigned animal bios it happens easy nonfictioneads or just books on birds in general I now know exactly what it is I m going to want to hand them
a keeper you betfor ages 4 8 wowkeeper you betFor ages 4 8 Wow a neat book for all ages Kids will love the pictures and few words on the page and adults will be inspired by the bird who keeps on surviving Great family book On December10 1956 early in my first visit to Midway I banded 99 incubating Laysan Albatrosses in the downtown area of Sand Island Midway Wisdom band number 587 51945 is still alive healthy and incubating again in December of 2011 While I have grown old and gray and get ar. Zing story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years She has survived the dangers of living wild plastic pollution longline fishing lea.
Ound only with the use of a cane Wisdom still looks and just the same on the day I banded her emarkable just the same as on the day I banded her emarkable story beautifully illustrated in color Chandler S Robbins ScD Senior Scientist Retired USGS Patuxent Wildllife Research Center Laurel MD Wisdom is a Laysan Albatross a wild bird from the Hawaiian Island of Laysan about 800 miles northwest of Honolulu Laysan is a low laying sand island very important as a breeding ground for Hawaiian monk seals and several species of sea birds including the albatross Wisdom was first banded by scientists in 1956 but no one knows for sure when she was born Wisdom is a tough bird She has weathered earthuakes that caused tsunamis tropical storms thunderstorms hurricanes and man made dangers such as plastics and fishing lines In 2011 Wisdom at age 61 laid her thirty fifth egg Her chick is apparently as tough a bird as its mother When a terrible storm washed ashore 110000 chicks and 2000 adults died Wisdom s chick survivedThis is one heck of a story Wisdom seems to be Super Bird having survived all of the dangers of living in the Pacific Ocean or ather soaring above it The author has done extensive esearch on Wisdom speaking with those who actually monitored albatrosses from Laysan The story Below The Water Line reads like a biography but without theed herrings This book will be a wonderful Holy Smoke H resource for the elementary grades There is so much to learn about the oldest known bird in the Pacific Ocean Wisdom the Mid way Albatross is a story of sheer determination The illustrations are excellent at capturing the beauty of theegion I love the double spread of Wisdom soaring above the ocean To think she soared for five or six years is simply Sar Lacivert Fkeli Adam remarkable On the cover Wisdom popsight out at you thanks to a black background This cover will be easy to find on any bookshelf Between the author and the illustrator Wisdom the Mid way Albatross is a stunning story of one bird s life journey against seemingly insurmountable natural and artificial disasters Wisdom is not only a wonderful White Fang resource for elementary schools it is interestingeading for adults such as myself who learned so much from the text the eferences in the back and all the side journeys from wanting to know about the egion and the birds A smart student is going to take these interesting facts and exciting story and turn them into an A book I Robot Dellalba reportnoteeceived book from the author Darcy PattisonOriginally The Black Wolf Of River Bend reviewed on Kid Lit Reviews Gooney is an albatross who lived on an island Gooney survived many things such as sharks and a tsunami She finally mated and had a chick of her own A scientist found her and put a band As an educator and librarian I am constantly searching for books that will feed my hungryeaders boys and girls Wisdom is perfect for the task I have two libraries that I am esponsible for making purchases for K 4 and 5 8 Ms Pattison s book is the ideal ead not only for the facts surrounding Wisdom the Midway Albatross but because of the format of the book The pictures are phenomenal and the story unfolds in such a way that it draws my students even the The Fate Of Liberty relunctanteaders into the storyline immediately This book will touch your heart and leave footprints on your memory Love it We could all learn lessons of wisdom. D poisoning and the Japanese earthuake At 60 she’s still laying eggs and hatching chicks It’s a story of survival and hope amidst the difficulties of li.