Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By ROTH, Susan L. & Cindy Trumbore

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ISBN
978-1-62014-004-8
Publisher
Lee & Low


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2013  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 3–6—Before humans arrived on the island, parrots numbered in the hundred of thousands. By 1967, only 24 birds remained. Since then, scientists in the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program (PRPRP) have established aviaries to raise the birds in captivity and release them in the wild. Using a vertical page orientation, Roth has plenty of space for detailed collages that depict the parrots' lives and struggles above human activities that have altered the island's ecosystem over...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

This gorgeously illustrated history of the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot, along with the settlement and development of Puerto Rico, underscores the environmental consequences of human populations on indigenous animal species. The beautiful green and blue parrots witness early human settlement on the island, then suffer a decline in numbers over centuries of human population growth, colonization, and wars; invasive species that ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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