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Rufous Redtail

4.87  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Rufous is a redtail hawk who is impatient to grow up and take on the wide world around him. While he is a juvenile his t tail feathers are brown but when he grows up he knows he'll have red feathers, earning him the name of Redtail Hawk.

He makes friends with the other birds: Jerry Goldfinch, Vario Sapsucker, Luco (a bald eagle) Pandion (a fish hawk) and Buzzy.

His mother t
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158 pages
Published 1947
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Charlene
This was my favorite book when I was a child. It's now out of print, but if by chance you should run across it at a rummage or used book sale, grab it. Maybe if enough people request it, Dover Books will republish it.

It is the enchanting story of Rufous, a redtail hawk. It begins with his hatching and follows him growing up, making friends with other birds, learning the lessons of hawk-life and migrating. It's kind of a Bambi story told by a redtail hawk.

I was excited to find a discarded librar
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Monita
Mar 05, 2010 Monita rated it it was amazing
My second grade teacher read this book aloud to the class in the '60s, and I loved it. I have to admit it made me cry. I cared deeply what happened to this bird. I can't find this book anywhere except Amazon.com. They have one used copy for sale currently, at over $200.00, which I'm not willing to pay. I wish the current owner of the publishing rights would release it again. I know the current generation would love it as much as past generations did.
Harry
Oct 06, 2009 Harry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a significant book in my childhood and I rediscovered it recently. I reread it about four months ago and it still is quite educational to me; teaching me more about myself and the society arround me fifty years after my first read.
Kafryn Lieder
Sep 01, 2008 Kafryn Lieder rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young children who are good readers and like the outdoors
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I probably checked it out from the library 10 times a year! The illustrations were wonderful, too - simple black and white.
Larissa
Aug 25, 2011 Larissa rated it it was amazing
I think it was my second grade teacher who read this allowed to my class, and I remember loving it! Finding this on GoodReads brought back some memories!
Margaret Holsinger
Dec 28, 2014 Margaret Holsinger rated it it was amazing
I read this book as a youngster and would love to read it again. This is a tale of a young redtail hawk who is impatient to grow up, and thinks he already knows everything. A well-written enjoyable read.
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Mar 15, 2014 Debbie Kobs rated it it was amazing
Read this book as a child and still love it!
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