An Egret's Day

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Wordsong, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 30 pages
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Poems and photographs take readers up close to observe the daily life of the extraordinary Great Egret. A Great Egret rarely rests. This majestic bird, with its big feet, even bigger beak, and breathtaking lacy wings, is a treat to watch. With his camera, photographer Jason Stemple takes us close to these magnificent creatures to witness their physical—and quirky—beauty as well as their daily habits and behavior—soaring, hunting, preening, nesting—which most of us never get a chance to see. Meanwhile, celebrated poet Jane Yolen offers her keen observations in carefully-crafted poetry that is at once whimsical, thoughtful, and thought provoking. Interesting facts about the bird accompany each poem in this National Outdoor Book Awards Honor Book.

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User Review  - gjchauvin504 - LibraryThing

The book is perfect for children (and adults) who want to learn more about the Great Egret. These delightful birds are seen often around water and are beautiful to observe. The photographs by Jason ... Read full review

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Another book of nonfiction poetry. The photographs are gorgeous, as well as the words. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jane Yolen is the author of more than three hundred books for children, young adults, and adults. She has received many awards for her writing, including the Regina Medal, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, and the Christopher Medal. She lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Jason Stemple
is an award-winning photographer and has provided the pictures for numerous poetry books for young readers, including the acclaimed Color Me a Rhyme, Count Me a Rhyme, and Shape Me a Rhyme, all written by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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