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Loon /hc

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The haunting call of a loon is quintessential summertime for many people. These majestically beautiful birds breed on northern lakes during the spring and summer, and when fall arrives, they migrate to open coastal waters. Young loons stay on the ocean for three or four years until they mature and their gray feathers molt, turning to the beautiful black-and-white patterned ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 21st 2011 by Groundwood Books (first published August 9th 2011)
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Barbara
Oct 17, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it
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With beautiful language and exceptionally detailed acrylic illustrations, the life cycle of a loon is described from the two chicks' hatching in June to their preparation years later for their own nest and their own chicks. Many of the word choices help readers visualize the water birds; for example, "The chicks copy their papa/ as he pokes, picks and preens,/ oiling, arranging his feathers/ to keep them waterproof and neat" (unpaginated) and "...a first-ever bird's eye view/ of their large ...more
Arminzerella
Beautiful illustrations, lyrical text (sometimes distracting from the information).

Learned something new - juvenile loons spend several years at sea before becoming adults!
Donalyn
"It is a birth day, a late June day, a baby loon's first day." This book explains the life cycle of the loon in lyrical images and accurate factual details. Additional information about the Common Loon is included in the back.
Karen
Jun 24, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
I thought I was familiar with loons, having grown up in northwestern Ontario, but I learned so many interesting things about the birds from this book. The artwork is stunning.
Whole And
Visually gorgeous book with wonderful writing on being a loon, the dangers, the graces and all through sweet little poems. A great book to introduce the loon.
MrsHamel
Oct 09, 2012 MrsHamel rated it liked it
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Jen
Dec 26, 2011 Jen rated it it was amazing
This was a fascinating book on loons with fabulous illustrations and information on this wonderful bird.
Raegan Rocco
Jan 31, 2013 Raegan Rocco rated it it was amazing
Beautiful picture book that teaches about the life of loons! I will defintiely recommend this one at work!
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May 18, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it
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Nice illustrations. Very heavy on text/very informative about loons.
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Qaleem
Mar 13, 2013 Qaleem added it
I loved the details and expression in the book!
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