City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 11, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
There's a hawk in the city!

New York City is known for its sky-scrapers, subways, and hustle and bustle -- not for its wildlife. So everyone is surprised when a red-tailed hawk is spotted flying over Fifth Avenue, and even more surprised when he decides to settle down on the ledge of one of the Big Apple's swankiest apartment buildings.

The hawk soon draws many admirers. They name him Pale Male and watch as he builds his nest, finds a mate, and teaches his little hawk babies to fly.

Based on the true story of Pale Male, City Hawk brings New York City's favorite hawk to life in a story of family, perseverance, and big-city living.

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A story of the famous red tailed hawks that took up residents in the busy dirty New York city. This version of the story share the story of the bird as he moves in to the city, finds a mate, builds a ... Read full review

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City Hawk is based on the true story of a red tail hawk that made a nest in New York City. This would be a good book to use for a lesson plan. Using the book for a read aloud and showing pictures of ... Read full review

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Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs; Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male; Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse; All That Trash; and Action! A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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