cover image Wild Wings: Poems for Young People

Wild Wings: Poems for Young People

Jane Yolen. Boyds Mills Press, $19.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-56397-904-0

Jane Yolen offers 14 odes to birds in Wild Wings: Poems for Young People, photographed by her son, Jason Stemple, the team behind Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People. In a pattern repeated throughout the volume, the opening spread pictures an elegant white egret against a background of slate-gray water and patchy foam. ""A cloud of feathers above the feathered pond an eye that does not see beyond the fish at its feet the food in its beak the fear in its throat the man in the boat."" A caption provides the bird's scientific name and an explanation of the egret's appeal to plume hunters. (Apr.)