An Osprey Takes Flight
Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha's Vineyard as she migrates for the first time to Brazil and back—a journey of more than 8,000 miles.
For over sixteen years, Dr. Rob Bierregaard (Dr. B. to his students) has tracked osprey migration using small radio transmitters. This is the story of one of Dr. B.'s ospreys, Belle, who each spring flies from her winter home in Brazil to her spring nest on Martha's Vineyard. Besides the long distance, Belle must find food, weather storms, and face other dangers while her tracking device transmits information about where's she been. Based on information garnered through twenty years of research by the author, Belle's Journey will soar into reader's hearts.
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Rob Bierregaard, author
Rob Bierregaard has studied ospreys in New England since 1971. Beginning in 2000, he started tagging ospreys with satellite transmitters that enable us to follow their migration to South America and back. Belle's Journey is Rob's first children's book. Read more about Rob here.
Kate Garchinsky, illustrator
Kate Garchinsky is the illustrator of Belle's Journey and The Secret Life of Red Fox. Prior to creating children's books, Kate designed toys, birdbaths, and trail maps. She lives with her husband, Brian, in Pennsylvania. Read more about Kate here.
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ISBN: 978-1-63289-615-5 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-616-2 PDF
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Page count: 112
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Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 3. Standards 1-5, 7, 8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 4. Standards 1-5, 7, 8, 10