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Eagle of the Sea
By author: Kristin Bieber Domm   Illustrated by: Jeffrey C. Domm
Selling Points: "eagles, natural history, habitat "
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Mar/01/2011
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Price:  $9.95
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As they did with their immensely popular Atlantic Puffin, Jeff C. Domm and Kristin Bieber Domm have teamed up to create an accessible, engaging picturebook about another famous bird: the bald eagle. Written in the first person, Eagle of the Sea details the life of the most famous American bird. The text describes the eagle's life cycle, hunting prowess and habitat, as well as its special anatomical features like talons and flying feathers. The colorful illustrations are well-researched and accurate; the depictions of eagles soaring through the air, pursuing prey and even swimming are educational and awe-inspiring. Children will especially love Domm's illustrations of eaglets, newly hatched and learning to fly.
Canadian Teacher Magazine - December 1, 2012
"This great bird's habitat, life cycle, food and appearance are well-described both in the text and the accurate and colourful illustrations..Accessible to fluent readers by the end of grade 2 and would also make a really good teacher 'read-aloud' for all primary grades."
Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON) - August 14, 2011
"The simple text and beautiful illustrations will enthrall the young reader. Plenty of facts are included in the text that will educate also. This book would be perfect for read aloud as well as research for the young reader."
Canadian Children's Book News - January 1, 2011
"The prose is simple, spare and descriptive...Richly detailed acrylic paintings convey the majesty of these birds and add to the information in the text...A great addition to this series, good for reading aloud and simple enough for young students to read alone."
Resource Links - June 1, 2010
"Children will be captivated by pictures. The full-colour pictures depict young and mature eagles, close-ups of their unique features and an 'eagle's view' from high up in the sky...This book would make an excellent read aloud or could be used by older children for individual research projects...Highly recommended."

Awards

CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2011



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