City Hawk

The Story of Pale Male

By McCarthy, Meghan

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-1-41693-359-5
Publisher
Wiseman Simon


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2007

PreS-Gr 3 This delightful picture book provides a glimpse into the world of excited bird watchers as Pale Male (so named because of his light feathers) became the first documented red-tailed hawk to make New York City his home, in 1991. Though the text is minimal, McCarthy deftly conveys the thrill of onlookers as they realized that the hawk was planning to stay, not merely stop off in Central Park as thousands of migrating birds do each year. As people watched day afte...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Here's yet another account of the stir created when New York City's red-tailed hawks nested high on an upscale façade overlooking Central Park (see also Jeanette Winter's Tale of Pale Male, rev. 3/07). Where Winter's book was concerned with the birds' needs and behavior, McCarthy focuses on the city and its people. "After Pale Male was sighted near a pond i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

"After Pale Male was sighted near a pond in Central Park...it was clear that he was there to stay." McCarthy details the deli...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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