Sixth-grader Liza K., one of five homeless people living in an unspoiled forest in southern Florida, searches for a missing alligator destined for official extermination and studies the delicate ecological balance keeping her outdoor home beautiful.
Describes an alligator's desperate search for food in the Florida Everglades during the month of October. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Chronicles a year in a black bear's life, beginning with her emerging from hibernation in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the spring thaw in February.
Describes the activities of a mother red squirrel during the month of April as she nurtures her newborn babies in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.
A young buck weathers a hurricane that strikes the coast of Connecticut in September.
Describes the experiences of five fox pups during the month of June in the farmland of Pennsylvania. Picture descriptions included.
It is November, and for the gray wolves of Toklat Pass in Alaska, the hunt is on. It is a time to harvest the sickly, weak, or old of the caribou herd as it migrates through the pass. It is also a time to test the survival skills of the young wolf pups-one of whom will not survive the hunt. Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George has captured the magnificent wolf in its unique North American ecosystem with haunting prose; wildlife painter Sal Catalano has added spectacular illustrations, the moon of the gray wolves, like every book in The Thirteen Moons series, celebrates the natural world and shows every reader how precious our environment really is.
During December and January, a young mole in Kansas spends her waking hours searching for food in her network of underground tunnels.
The story of the monarch butterfly's cross-continent migration during the month of May. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Describes the experiences of a young mountain lion during the month of August in his natural habitat on the side of Mount Olympus, in Washington State.
A great horned owl's stirrings to mate carry him across a forest in January in the Catskill Mountains, where he observes the nocturnal activities of other animals. Other books in this series are available in this library.
On a rainy March night, a salamander returns to the spring pond for the ancient mating dance of the salamanders.
Describes animal and plant life in the drought-parched desert during the month of July and how a little wild pig adapts to this environment. Includes image descriptions.
During a cold spell in December, a song sparrow that has not migrated south must adapt to the changes that winter brings.
Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude--and danger--of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honors book.
Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer. Sequel to My Side of the Mountain.
"An hour after sunrise on August 16th, a huge slab of rock slipped. It lay at 10,000 feet on the top of Rendezvous Mountain in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming. It had been cracking in the heat and cold for centuries, and now on August 16th at 7:20 A.M. was poised to fall. ... Below, on the fall line of the slab of rock, Johnny Moore was sleeping in his mountain tent in the grass of a meadow. ..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
Explains how the animal and human inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, including a mountain lion, a roadrunner, a coyote, a tortoise, and members of the Papago Indian tribe, adapt to and survive the desert's merciless heat.
Henry photographs animals in a wildlife refuge and also survives a tornado. For grades 4-6.
The future of the Rain Forest of the Macaw depends on a scientist and a young Indian boy as they search for a nameless butterfly during one day in the rain forest.
Rebecca discovers many things about plant and animal life when she spends the day in Teatown Woods in the Hudson Highlands of New York looking for the ovenbird.
Like his father and grandfather before him, 14-year-old Tomís Torres dreams of catching a great shark in the Sea of Cortez -- and he will catch it, although there are other things he should be thinking about. With an education, her could someday become a marine biologist. Tomís's family want him to stay in school. But Tomís knows he will be more help to them if he leaves school now to become a On the Island of Coronado, a young Mexican fisherman comes of age as he becomes aware of the politics, corruption, and changes around him.
Chief Half-an-Ear, the oldest mouse in the woods, is being hunted by all the animals of the forest, who follow his tracks through the snow. But when they reach the end of his trail, none of the animals can find the little mouse chief. Then another hunter appears in the woods--this one on two legs, not four. He follows the tracks left by the weasel, the skunk, the raccoon, and the fox, but where the others found a dead end, the two-legged hunter finds just what he was hoping for. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
June Pritchard and her pet sparrow hawk, Zander, are both caught between following the rules and spreading their wings to fly June Pritchard spends every summer with her aunts, uncles, and cousins in the big Victorian house that belonged to her grandfather. But the summer she turns thirteen, something has changed. Her mother is imposing new rules on her, and she starts to feel the thrill--and burden--of growing up. When June is given a sparrow hawk to train as a pet, she takes on the task, eager to prove she can be reliable. But Zander the sparrow hawk is as resistant to new rules as June is herself. Together, they must navigate the fine line between responsibility and freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Billie Wind ventures out alone into the Florida Everglades to test the legends of her Indian ancestors and learns the importance of listening to the earth's vital messages.
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