Hawk Rising

Ages: 4 - 8Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Author: Maria GianferrariIllustrator: Brian Floca


Father and Mother Red-tailed Hawk have three hungry chicks to feed. Mother Hawk stays with the chicks while Father Hawk goes hunting for food – not an easy task. He perches in high places and scans for small animals with his sharp eyes. The chipmunk escapes; the sparrows escape; finally, after a long day, Father Hawk catches a squirrel. He returns triumphant to his nesting family waiting to be fed.

Author Maria Gianferrari and Illustrator Brian Floca present a day in the life of hunter and observer. The exquisite illustrations and the matter of fact tone inform, but do not judge.

Kemie Nix ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children’s Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents’ Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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