"A Delightful Series
for Animal Lovers Everywhere!
My Little Book of Bald Eagles is a wonderful tale about the bald
eagle and their nesting rituals. The story begins with a
new family of bald eagles and follows them along their journey
of having eaglets. Then it continues on as the reader
learns about the newborn’s first lessons in life to their first
solo flight and them becoming adult bald eagles.
This story is a dramatically colorful, 32-page, softcover
picture book for children ages 6 and up. The illustrations
are so life like that bird lovers everywhere will feel as if
they are a part of the bald eagles adventure. Though the
story is strictly about the bald eagle's journey, the author's
passion for the bald eagle is easily conveyed in the story
creating a love from the reader for the bald eagle. The
author also adds info in the back of the book about the bald
eagle and the fact that it is a protected species and that there
are penalties for anyone wishing to hurt one.
Any child that is passionate about wildlife, will love this
series and the interesting truth the books convey. The
reader learns a tremendous amount about the topics discussed and
is perfect in creating discussion in a classroom setting."
Review by Renee Hand, The Crypto-Capers Review
(February 27, 2012)
"This book is all about the
lives and habits of bald eagles…
Written as a story, not a dry text. Powered by
action-packed art, it is sure to grab readers’ attention…
Fascinating data is put into play in this story…
In addition, the reader will learn that the male shares in the
parenting duties, helping to warm the eggs and raise the young…
The artwork includes lots of little details, like a porcupine in
a tree, a singing chickadee and a butterfly resting on the
Sometimes the text is as descriptive as the art, falling down
the page or stretching out, aiding the adult reader in making
the words come alive for their audience. The book carries
the readers through the lives of the eaglets until they are
grown, years later, and in a brief author’s note, there’s even
Lee’s take: A fine addition to the "My Little Book" series.
J.J.’s take: A fun way to learn about nature.
Excerpts are from Double Take by Lee and J.J. MacFadden, Bristol
Herald, Bristol, TN. (October 4, 2009)
"My Little Book of Bald
Eagles is the latest book in a nature series designed and
written by author Hope Irvin Marston for children ages 5-10.
Beautiful natural landscapes highlighting daily habits of eagles
illustrate each page of this fact-filled book. The full
life cycle of a normal eagle is represented throughout the book.
Solo flights, learning to fish and fly, building a nest; these
are all activities of eagles that are explained and depicted.
The awkwardness of the fledgling eaglets and the unstinting
devotion of the eagle parents is accurately described and
illustrated. Other pertinent facts about bald eagles (i.e.
they are an endangered species, legal ways that American Indians
can acquire eagle feathers, etc.) are found in the Author's Note
at the end. Nicely enhanced throughout with the
illustrations of Stephanie Mirocha, My Little Book of Bald
Eagles is an excellent naturalist's teaching tool for
elementary age students."
Review is courtesy of Midwest Book Review, Oregon,
Wisconsin (July, 2009)
"Your children's book,
My Little Book of Bald Eagles, beautifully describes and
illustrates the life history of bald eagles. I am happy to
have been able to assist with reviews and comments."
Eagle Consultant and Correspondent (
American Eagle Foundation (
www.eagles.org ); and
Retired Endangered Wildlife Coordinator (1978 - 2001),
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency