Just in time for Earth Day on April 22 comes a book chronicling the oldest known wild (sea)bird in the world. She’s not just OLD: at 61+ years old, this Laysan Albatross named Wisdom is a new mother.
Darcy is one of the Authors 4 Earth Day participants.
FREE Kindle Download.
For 48 hours before Earth Day on April 22, this will be a free Kindle download on April 19-20. (12:01a.m. April 19th to midnight on April 20th)
No color Kindle? No problem. Use a free app — see below.
Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years
(Mims House, EPub: ISBN 9780979862182, Paperback: ISBN 9780979862175)
Free Kindle ebook on April 19-20 to celebrate Earth Day
This book shows up well on any Kindle desktop program or app. Great for projecting in a classroom. Get the free programs here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771
• “On December 10, 1956, early in my first visit to Midway, I banded 99 incubating Laysan Albatrosses in the ‘downtown’ area of Sand Island, Midway. Wisdom (band number 587-51945) is still alive, healthy, and incubating again in December 2011. While I have grown old and gray and get around only with the use of a cane, Wisdom still looks and acts just the same as on the day I banded her. . . remarkable true story. . . beautifully illustrated in color.”
Chandler S. Robbins, Sc.D, Senior Scientist (Retired), USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.
• “Wisdom’s story makes my heart soar.” –Kirby Larson, author of Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival and Newbery Honor medalist for Hattie Big Sky
Celebrate Earth Day with the oldest known wild bird in the world, Wisdom, the Laysan Albatross.
At 60+ years old, she is still laying eggs and hatching chicks. Right now, today, she is still alive and soaring over the Pacific Ocean in search of squid to feed her 8-week old chick.
This is a story of survival in the wild and hope for Earth.
Enjoy Earth Day!
Celebrate with Wisdom
For more, see albatross.darcypattison.com
- Free Kindle ebook on April 19-20 to celebrate Earth Day
- Creative Coloring Pages
- Common Core Comprehension Questions
Top 108 Tsunami Resources for Teachers
- Albatross Videos
- Plastic Pollution
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