Sunday, April 12, 2015
Moonbird by Phillip Hoose
This is the incredible story about B95, a male rufa Red knot, who flies over 18,000 miles per year from Tierra del Fuego to his breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic and back again. His species has declined by 80% due to lost habitat and food availability. This book is about his life and questions why and how he has survived for over 20 years. Find out why he is called "Moonbird".
Review by The Horn Book: http://www.hbook.com/2012/08/choosing-books/review-of-the-week/review-of-moonbird-a-year-on-the-wind-with-the-great-survivor-b95/
Phillip Hoose's Website: http://www.philliphoose.com/books/moonbird/
Nature Conservancy Article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/canada/b95-the-toughest-four-ounces-of-life.xml
Teacher's Guide: http://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/teachers-guides/9780374304683TG.pdf