The Tale of Pale Male: A True Story

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Here is the incredible true story of a Red-tailed Hawk that makes himself at home in the most unlikely of places--atop a high-rise apartment building in New York City. Named Pale Male by his many fans, this majestic bird not only endures in this urban environment, he thrives. But when the residents have Pale Male's nest removed from their building, a historic battle--and triumph--ensues, uniting bird lovers everywhere.
    With Jeanette Winter's beloved folk art-inspired illustrations and soulful insight into the spirit of this beautiful hawk, this is a book that will delight nature enthusiasts of all ages.     Includes an author's note.

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User Review  - mcnicol_08 - LibraryThing

The story of Pale Male's life in New York City describes true events of a red-tailed hawk that took up residence at the top of townhouse in the middle of the city. The tragic events of this story ... Read full review

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User Review  - mapalumbo - LibraryThing

This book was delightful. Out of the three books that I read about Pale Male, this was my favorite. The size of the bird in the beginning gives the bird a powerful introduction. The illustrations are cute and expressive. The color patterns are soft and inviting. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many books for children that grew out of true-life stories. She lives near Central Park in New York City.

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