Wisdom: Oldest Bird in World to Hatch New Chick

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Photo by Greg Joder, USFWS. https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwspacific/15853842138/in/photostream/. On December 10, 1956, ornithologist Chandler Robbins banded about 20 Laysan albatrosses on Midway Atoll. Today, one of those is considered the oldest known wild birds in the world. Presumed to be at least five years old, the minimum breeding age, Wisdom is now over 63 years old. ...

Japanese Audience: Your Books Travel the World

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When you sit in your home office and write, do you think about reaching kids around the world? Neither do I. Yet, I've been privileged to be published in eight languages: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and English. My books have been read by children and adults across the globe. That's an amazing thing. I just learned ...

Heights and Depths: A Writing Life

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In the space of a week, I've gone from the heights to the depths. First, the good news. Last week, I was thrilled to learn that my book, Wisdom, the Midway Albatross was given a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. This book has defied all the odds--just as Wisdom has done. ". . .Pattison writes crisply ...

Oldest Bird in World: Name her Chick

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Last year, I wrote this book about the oldest bird in the world who was on Midway Atoll when the Japanese tsunami struck. It's an amazing story of survival that just won't stop. At the age of 62+, she is about to hatch another chick. Yes! A mother at 62+ From Wisdom, the Midway Albatross's Facebook ...