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Swoop and Soar: How Science Rescued Two Osprey Orphans and Found Them a New Family in the Wild

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Exciting, fact-filled story of wild osprey chicks' rescue.

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This riveting wildlife rescue story will keep kids engaged as they follow each perilous step toward the osprey chicks' survival. And large, clear color photos help readers grasp every new development. The first half of Swoop and Soar: How Science Rescued Two Osprey Orphans and Found Them a New Family in the Wild shows how a wildlife biologist rescues the two osprey chicks -- called Swoop and Soar in the story -- and how a raptor biologist finds them foster parents. The second half lays out loads of facts about ospreys: how they grow, how they learn to fly, what they eat, how they catch their food, how they use their beaks and talons, what they need to do to stay safe, and what humans can do to help protect them and other wildlife. It's an inspiring story of science in action that will help make readers more keenly aware of the need to protect wildlife, and might even inspire them to consider a career in science. Great for classroom or home reading.

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