Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing–a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York City’s most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenue’s swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Male’s fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest–setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds.

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This wonderfully illustrated book tells the story of a red-tailed hawk living in an urban setting. The watercolor illustrations of Mielo So include wonderful hues of earthy reds, browns, and greens ... Read full review

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I wasn't sure how I felt about this book when I finished reading it. I thought that the illustrations were really unique in a sense that the hawk was drawn in every page and clearly made visible ... Read full review

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Janet Schulman is a renowned editor and publisher of children’s books. She lives in New York City.

Meilo So has illustrated many acclaimed and award-winning books. She lives in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

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