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Gareth Stevens Publishing
IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 1
A condor is an incredible bird. With a wingspan of 10 feet, it seems too large to fly. And yet, winds carry it so efficiently that it may only need to flap once an hour. Sadly, the world came very close to losing the California condor. At one point, only 30 were left. Readers of this book will find out why these birds were so close to extinction and what was done to bring them back. Beautiful photographs show these birds of prey as the majestic animals...
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
IL: MG - BL: 6.9 - AR Pts: 4
In April of 1987 the last wild California condor was captured and taken to live in captivity like the other twenty-six remaining birds of its kind. Many thought that the days were over of of this remarkable, distinguished bird that had roamed the skies of North and Central American for thousands of years. Sy Montgomery employs her skill for on-the-ground reporting, shrewd observation, and stunning narrative prose to detail the efforts of scientists,...
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