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 dramatic comeback. This moving picture book tells the story of one boy who helped in the hatching of an eaglet. Featuring vividly detailed 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 creatures.
Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist and was beloved by generations… More about Jean Craighead George
“Minor’s paintings handsomely convey the eagles’ impressive stature and the natural settings they inhabit…libraries and readers will welcome this engaging introduction to the iconic bird.” – School Library Journal
“This would be a useful addition to any library’s collection of books dealing with threatened and endangered species.” – Library Media Connection