Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer and Gabi Swiatkowska

“Out of nowhere, an arrow streaked through the air and pierced Hawk’s... read more

“Out of nowhere, an arrow streaked through the air and pierced Hawk’s upper thigh and tail.” Stunning acrylic paintings and a dramatic text describe a red-tailed hawk’s injury by poacher arrow and his life over the next eight weeks, as he flies, preens, and hunts with the arrow still intact. Eventually captured and rehabilitated at a raptor center, the healthy bird is released successfully back into the wild. A concluding note details the true events that inspired this picture book and shows a photograph of the actual bird before capture, perched with the arrow visibly piercing his body. (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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