Charlyn Trussell's Reviews > Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City

Pale Male by Janet Schulman
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Jan 07, 10

bookshelves: nonfiction, animals
Recommended to Charlyn by: Texas Bluebonnet Award reading list
Recommended for: all ages
Read in January, 2010, read count: 2

Pigeons are city birds; red-tailed hawks are not. Even the greenery of New York's Central Park had never enticed a hawk to nest in the city--then Pale Male arrived. The hawk and his mate chose an apartment building as the site for their nest and then the birdwatchers who first noticed the birds were joined by all sorts of citizens who became fans of the bird. With softly colored illustrations, this book details the life of a "citified" bird who became famous.
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