My Book of Birds
by Geraldo Valério (Author / Illustrator)
Booktalk: Geraldo Valério is an artist who loves birds, from majestic golden eagles and snowy owls to brilliant cardinals and jays to the tiniest of hummingbirds. Here he presents his favorites, with beautiful collage illustrations and brief descriptions that highlight intriguing facts about each one.
These huge swans — the biggest in the world — were almost extinct a hundred years ago because they were so widely prized for their feathers, eggs, and skin. Thanks to the work of conservationists, Trumpeter Swans are increasing in number, although humans now threaten the freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers where they live.
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