Hawk Rising

Hawk Rising

In the companion to Coyote Moon, follow a red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in this picture book, from Maria Gianferrari (Coyote Moon) and illustrated by Brian Floca. Complete with back matter containing more information about how hawks hunt, nest, and raise families, as well as further sources. Early morning and a ruffle of feathers, A shadow gliding through th In the companion to Coyote Moon, follow a red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in this picture book, fr...

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Title:Hawk Rising
Author:Maria Gianferrari
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1626720967
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Hawk Rising Reviews

  • Danielle Hammelef
    Aug 23, 2018
    This gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book with lyrical prose presents a typical day in the life of a red-tailed hawk. It also tells the story of two sisters who are using their scientific observations to learn more about this predator and its prey. The illustrations give the ...
  • Mischenko
    Jul 06, 2018
    This children's book about a red-tailed hawk family is written beautifully and has very neat illustrations. Children will see a hawk family and follow the father throughout the day to see what his life is like. It's easy to dislike hawks due to some of the animals they hunt, but childr...
  • Barbara
    Jul 10, 2018
    A young girl, eventually joined by her sister, ventures forth from their house to keep an eye on a red-tailed hawk as he circles in the sky. In search of prey, he has several failed attempts to bring home dinner for his nestlings, eventually landing a squirrel. The two humans seem to s...
  • Jill
    Dec 08, 2018
    This book follows a day in the life of a father hawk trying to feed his offspring and a young girl who watches him with her binoculars. The prose is spare and alliterative, making prominent use of action verbs and gerunds that add a sense of movement to the text: ?Chicks waitin...
  • Kelly
    Jul 01, 2018
    It's a lovely book with nice illustrations, but as I was reading it I couldn't help but feel the dread about that moment that the hawk would finally catch a small animal and feed it to its family. I know that this is part of nature, but trying to look at it through a child's eyes...it ...
  • Gary Anderson
    Aug 08, 2018
    In this nonfiction picture book, two sisters rise early to observe Father Hawk as he alternately perches on a pole and swoops down on unsuspecting prey to take back to his family?s nest. Maria Gianferrari?s lyrical text echoes the action through her use of sound repetition and vary...
  • Mary
    Nov 02, 2018
    Choose this book for its gorgeous illustrations--from sky scapes to close ups of hawk talons reaching for sparrows in a bush. The text follows a young girl as she watches a hawk from her home on the ground, observing its behavior from sunrise to sunset. Back matter includes many facts ...
  • Peacegal
    Jul 18, 2018
    Stunning illustrations tell the story of one hawk's day as he navigates his suburban environment, searching for prey to bring home to his mate and chicks. As the hawk perches and soars, a child and her mom observe him from their backyard. This book reminds us that wildlife is all ar...
  • Bethe
    Jan 31, 2019
    literary or narrative nonfiction, love the illustrations changing from the people's POV to the hawk's POV. The page for the successful hunt is tastefully done, keeping the in the spirit of the text. Back matter includes facts about hawks and suggestions for further reading. I was curio...
  • Laura Mossa
    Jan 14, 2018
    Special thanks to Maria Gianferrari for sharing an ARC of Hawk Rising with my #bookexcursion group. It will be published in May 2018. Hawk Rising is a narrative non-fiction picture book which tells the story of mother and daughter observing a father hawk hunting for prey for his fa...
  • Erin
    Jun 29, 2018
    Well done narrative non-fiction picture book. Tells the story of a hawk family by following father hawk as he hunts to feed his chicks. Beautifully illustrated by Brian Floca. Nice glossary of hawk vocabulary and facts at end of book. ...
  • Kifflie
    Dec 22, 2018
    This has the same feel as Coyote Moon with the hunter being foiled a few times before finally finding a meal for their children. Brian Floca's illustrations are definitely the strength of this book. Kids will gain an appreciation for raptor birds and where to find them. ...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 07, 2018
    Kind of conflicted about this one. The illustrations are awesome in their detail, especially the close-ups of the hawks and the sense of space and distance. But I almost enjoyed it more without the text. ...
  • Jana
    Jun 21, 2018
    This beautifully illustrated book uses wonderfully descriptive narrative to tell young readers about a day in the life of a red-tailed hawk. Just like Gianferrari's previous book, Coyote Moon, this book uses very dramatic details and description to show kids the excitement of the hunt ...
  • Serenity
    Nov 15, 2018
    *I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher through my district library services* This is a lovely picture book. It reads almost like a narrative non-fiction. Although it is not text-heavy, you might want to consider saving it for older elementary. I found some of...
  • Linda
    Aug 06, 2018
    An imaginative story, but Maria Gianferrari has also placed some further information about Red-Tailed Hawks at the back. Basically, it?s about a Father Hawk working hard to find dinner for his nestlings, and after several attempts, finally grabs a squirrel to take home to screeching ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 20, 2019
    A young bird watcher watches a hawk family all day, waiting to see it catch it's meal. The girl exercises patience which is a good expectation to set for anyone interested in this hobby. Fun pictures! Hawk facts and tips on seeing a red-tailed hawk are found in the back. ...
  • Pam
    Jun 08, 2018
    The father hawk hunts all day to get prey to feed his fledglings. Two children observe his actions for the day and share the story. Information text provided at the end. Lovely illustrations capture the hawk and his surroundings. ...
  • Patti
    Jan 05, 2019
    Narrative nonfiction. A day in the life of a father red-tailed hawk taking care of his family. The words that Gianferrari uses to describe the hawks movement and flight are poetic and beautiful. Recommended for 2nd-5th. ...
  • KC
    Jun 18, 2018
    I really enjoyed this picture book and its realistic and true represention of hawks and their behavior. ...
  • Jo-ann Walsh
    May 10, 2018
    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you @kidlitexchange for the review copy of Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari. This book releases on June 5, 2018. All opinions are my own. While Mother Hawk waits with her young, Father Hawk hunts for prey to feed his family.He perch-hunts, using his keen...
  • Carol  Vanhook
    Sep 21, 2018
    Hawk Rising is an excellent book to introduce children to raptor birds. Maria Gianferrari addresses the search for food in a gentle manner. And Brian Floca has many full two-page spreads to illustrate these magnificent birds in action. Notes in the end are useful to help teach readers ...
  • Becky B
    Dec 10, 2018
    A girl observes a day of a father hawk hunting for prey. There's further information about hawks in the back of the book. Gianferrari is a brave author unafraid of introducing carnivores that eat other cute creatures to kids. The book isn't gory, but a cute squirrel is snatched up f...
  • Candice
    Oct 26, 2018
    Hawk Rising is a cleverly written, beautifully illustrated factual story about Red-tailed Hawks. It?s great for school-age children who are interested in learning about birds. A lot of stories for young children give animals human qualities and paint them as either villains or heroes...
  • Kelly Carey
    Jun 15, 2018
    Wonderful non-fiction picture book about a red hawk told with sweeping lyrical language that flows and zips and dives just like the bird it describes. I did love that while most of the hawk's potential prey gets one did not --- happy the author did not shy away from showing the rea...
  • Amanda Tulacz
    Sep 30, 2018
    ?Hawk Rising? is a beautiful tale that takes place in the real world, rather than one of imagination or fancy. The story visually follows a pair of children as they observe a red-tailed hawk on its quest to feed its chicks throughout the day, from morning to sunset. It is written i...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Aug 15, 2018
    Gorgeous artwork in this picture book for bird fans. The kids liked it. This book would be great paired with some outdoor bird watching with the kids - maybe even with binoculars (either real, or pretend binoculars) for extra fun. ...
  • Andrea
    Jun 17, 2018
    @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of Hawk Rising. All opinions are my own. Hawk Rising is a beautiful look into the life of a hawk family. Mother Hawk stays at the nest guarding the chicks, Father Hawk goes in search of food, and the p...
  • Abigail
    Jan 17, 2019
    With poetic text and lovely artwork, author Maria Gianferrari and illustrator Brian Floca capture the majesty of a red-tailed hawk's hunt for food for his family. Perching high above the ground, Father Hawk scans for prey, just as a young girl with binoculars scans for his movement. Ev...
  • Brooke Loewen
    Jan 24, 2019
    This picture book follows the journey of a red-tailed father hawk on his journey to hunt for food that will feed his family. A young girl, accompanied by her older sister, watches the hawk as he circles the sky, hunting. After many failed attempts, the hawk is finally able to capture a...