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Free download The Eagles are Back 109 ¼ [Download] ➾ The Eagles are Back By Jean Craighead George – The American bald eagle the national symbol of the United States was once dangerously near to extinction With the help of dedicated volunteers and decades of hard work the eagle population made a dram The American bald eagle Iled paintings from landscape artist Wendell Minor Jean Craighead George's inspiring text will motivate readers of all ages to care for the environment and its many creature. I may have upgraded this to 4 stars based on sentiment for George's work and life She was a remarkable writer This is very well written but to a large extent it is the illustrations that make this book excellent Minor's work is just luminous with beauty He has never won a Caldecott which is inexplicable to me This is a very simple explanation of the successful effort to keep our national bird from extinction It is a great approach So often the environmental movement gets only negative press if you don't help this species it is going to die out This 3 book series is nice because it celebrates the environmental movement successes

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The Eagles are BackAgle population made a dramatic The Eagles PDFEPUBcomeback This moving picture book tells the story of one boy who helped in the hatching of an eaglet Featuring vividly deta. Richie's Picks THE EAGLES ARE BACK by Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor ill Dial March 2013 32p ISBN 978 0 8037 3771 8Ah oh mercy mercy meThings ain't what they used to be no noRadiation under ground and in the skyAnimals and birds who live nearby are dyingOh mercy mercy meAh things ain't what they used to beWhat about this overcrowded landHow much abuse from man can she stand Marvin Gaye 1971 the year before the US banned DDTJust before darkness First Lady returned Uncle Sam lifted his six foot wings and was airborne First Lady sat down in his place They had adopted the eggThe boy went home whistling and grinning 'I will tell the ranger' he saidNext weekend I will be in Seattle for the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting Being a grownup in today's world of children's books is such a wonderful thing Some particularly poignant moments for me at these conferences I've attended over the years have come when I've gotten opportunities to meet a few of my own childhood idols At different points in my young years I was hopelessly in love with Julie Andrews and then Jane Fonda and it was so exciting to meet each of them in personSo too was it exciting for me to meet and spend time conversing with Jean Craighead GeorgeAnybody who knows the first thing about me would not be surprised to learn that I had uite an easy and fun time earning my Reading merit badge in Boy Scouts But what you wouldn't know is that when I first met with the Reading merit badge counselor in my area sometime around 1967 the one and only book he absolutely insisted upon my reading as part of my work for the badge was MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George So when I attended my first American Library Association convention many years ago in San Francisco and I got to meet Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor at their publisher's booth it meant a whole lot to me for my identifying myself in my adult years as an environmentalist goes directly back to those Boy Scout years and to my meeting Sam Gribley in Ms George's 1960 Newbery Honor book During my years in Boy Scouts I never once saw a bald eagle in the wild As we learn in THE EAGLES ARE BACK the increasing concentrations of the toxin DDT that were found as you got further up nature's food chain resulted in its softening the eagles' eggs' shells so that they broke when the eagles sat on the eggs to incubate them This was a big part of the reason that as we learn here bald eagle populations plummeted to around 450 pairs nationwideThe 1972 banning of DDT was followed by a multi faceted campaign to save the eagle Part of that campaign involved attempts to have nesting pairs adopt eggs Here in THE EAGLES ARE BACK a boy who is fond of watching a pair of bald eagles he has dubbed First Lady and Uncle Sam is given the responsibility by a ranger he knows of watching to see whether the pair successfully adopts the fertilized bald eagle egg that the ranger has received from another ranger in Alaska and then placed in their nest Thus the boy gets to participate in the resurgence of the bald eagle population This is a potent lesson for young readers that kids can make a difference One of the golden rules I learned in Scouting was to always leave a place better than you found it While young Scouts are taught this in a concrete way that literally we need to leave a campsite or hiking trail better than we find it so many in my generation grew up to see this as meaning the planet and that we need both to raise our voices for change and to make energy conservation recycling and environmentally smart consumer purchasing part of who we are There are a lot of things going wrong with our planet I honestly don't know How much abuse from man can she standBut the campaign to save the bald eagle has been a success story A few times I've experienced the joy of gazing upward from my farm here in Sebastopol and seeing a bald eagle riding the thermals It gives me a bit of hopeI expect that this is the last review I write about a Jean Craighead George book Ms George died last year just short of her ninety third birthday This wonderfully illustrated book the third in a trilogy of picture books about the resurgence of endangered species wolves buffalo and now bald eagles is a fitting final tribute to an inspiring woman who did her best to leave this a better world Richie Partington MLISRichie's Picks