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

  • Mary Lee
    Jul 15, 2018
    Spend a day watching the neighborhood hawks with the main character and her sister. Will the hawk catch enough food for his babies? (Gorgeous illustrations) ...
  • Megan
    Aug 02, 2018
    A red-tailed hawk spends the day hunting for prey to bring home to its babies. ...
  • Rachel
    Aug 22, 2018
    Such stunning illustrations and a lyrical text that conveys the power of urban nature very realistically ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sandy Brehl
    Jun 29, 2018
    Lyrical text, accurate and intriguing science, suspenseful true-life intensity, and illustrations that allow the reader to ride on the wings of and feel the magic of hawks. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Chris Burkhalter
    Aug 02, 2018
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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lisa D
    Aug 20, 2018
    Loved it! What a beautiful book! ...
  • 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. ...
  • Angela
    Jun 14, 2018
    A classroom library must-have. Lyrical and poetic language coupled with stunning artwork makes for captivating non-fiction. ...
  • Michelle Boquist
    Jun 29, 2018
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  • Marti
    Sep 05, 2018
    Fantastic illustrations. It's surprisingly suspenseful for a picture book. If you have a kid interested in raptors, this is a good intro on how hawks hunt and the patience required for birding. ...
  • 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...
  • Ampersand Inc.
    Jan 08, 2018
    Non-fiction picture book about the life of a hawk; good backmatter. ...
  • Katie Reilley
    Jun 12, 2018
    Beautifully illustrated picture book that follows Father Hawk as he searches for food for his chicks. Nonfiction information presented as facts at the end the book. ...
  • Theresa Lively
    Aug 24, 2018
    Great book. ...
  • 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...
  • Traci
    Sep 12, 2018
    Every living thing must eat. And this is a beautifully written and illustrated book about hawks and what they eat and how hard they have it when hunting for food. Written by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Brian Floca and published by Roaring Brook Press. A #mustread for youn...
  • 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...