Fly with Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems, and Stories

Jane Yolen et al. National Geographic Kids, $24.99 (192p) ISBN 978-1-4263-3181-7
This tribute to birds—created by Yolen and her three adult children—fuses poetry, prose, and ornithology. Topics include birds in literature and the arts, bird records and conservation, and bird watching. The crisp nature photography features dozens of species, appearing singly or in flocks, midmigration or nesting. Each author contributes to the informative prose sections. Adam Stemple discusses the dodo’s extinction, while Yolen responds to the question, “How do birds know where they’re going?” Yolen and Heidi Stemple also contribute pieces of their original poetry: “This land still/ belongs to the birds./ Who take to the sky,/ the oceans,/ and back to the land,” Stemple writes. Yolen dedicates the informative and lyrical treasury to her late husband, David W. Stemple, who passed his love of birds along to his family. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/15/2018
Release date: 10/16/2018
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 192 pages - 978-1-4263-3182-4
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