Can you name the birds you're feeding in your backyard? Eastern Backyard Birds is the essential pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast living in the eastern USA (east of the 100th Meridian). Created and printed in the USA and updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selection, this beautifully illustrated guide helps to identify over 140 familiar species and includes instructions on attracting and feeding backyard birds. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
The pet bird population continues to rise and waterfowl and wading birds fanciers love bird. The Waterfowl And Wading Birds Manual is packed with expert advice on keeping, feeding and caring for waterfowl and wading birds.
This is an essential primer for the newcomer to waterfowl and wading birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Portland, located in the Pacific Flyway, is a critical resting, feeding and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Portland Birds will help to identify over 140 familiar species with detailed illustrations. A map featuring prominent city-wide birding hotspots will be appreciated by visitors or residents. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder visitors or those species out on the trail
Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it s too late. This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPre. Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans* Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine. Booklist, Starred Aternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional. Kirkus Reviews With a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers. School Library Journal In this series launch, Yep and Ryder conjure up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny. Publishers Weekly A clever and amusing novel that imagines a magical world that nestles right up against our own and sometimes crosses over. The Bulleting of the Center for Children s Books Praise for A Dragon s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter"Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by Grandpre's sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun." Kirkus Reviews "Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPre s winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drake s more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues." The Horn Book Review From the Hardcover edition."
This remarkable autobiography is a journey from terror, violence, and despair into freedom, peace, and joy. "Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go" is Marcus Doe s true story as a Liberian refugee who lost his family and fled his country, and ultimately learns to forgive and find peace again. In this is the gripping autobiography, a refugee recounts his journey from fear, violence, and despair into freedom, peace, and forgiveness. Marcus Doe was born in Liberia, West Africa, in 1979. Affectionately nicknamed Jungle Boy by his family, he reveled in his childhood life and was hardly aware of the dangerous political climate swirling around him. But by mid-July 1990, a violent civil war erupted and Liberia was thrown into a time of fear, starvation, and death. Separated from his family, Marcus embarked on a remarkable journey to escape the war-ravaged country he loves and the wounds that he carried in his memory. But God s light reached him in this darkness. Where he had been filled with hatred, Marcus slowly learned to forgive. Now his mission is to bring the hope and the peace of Christ to others. Marcus s life unfolds in four movements: first as a young boy living in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, during a period of growing unrest; second as a refugee fleeing from rebel forces that would kill him and his family without a second thought; third as a wanderer in foreign countries Ghana, the United States unable to return to his childhood home; and finally as an adult, coming to grips with the loss he experienced and longing to see his own healing extend to others still haunted by Liberia s suffering. Fans of the New York Times bestseller "Unbroken" about Louis Zamperini will love this story as well, as it has similar themes of one man s struggle to find redemption in the face of incredible hardship."
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