The Puffin Plan - Nonfiction Book Review

 


The Puffin Plan
Restoring Seabirds to Egg Rock and Beyond 

By: Stephen W. Kress & Derrick Z. Jackson 

Review: 
This is a great addition to your nonfiction library. As an educator, you can pull out so many sections of the book to teach nonfiction text features and structures - it gives great examples while simultaneously teaching expository writing. 
As a kid, I loved reading this whole set of animal encyclopedias my grandparents had, that I now inherited into my house, but this reminds me so much of that. What I love the best is the images and the fact that the font and language usage allows for such an easy read. You can absolutely tell that Stephen and Derrick took great pride in their research and their love of puffins. 


Fifty years ago, a young ornithologist named Steve Kress fell in love with puffins. After learning that hunting had eradicated their colonies on the small, rocky islands off the coast of Maine, he resolved to bring them back. So began a decades-long quest that became one of the biggest conservation victories of our time.

 

Tumblehome Books is launching  - The Puffin Plan -Restoring Seabirds To Egg Rock And Beyond by Stephen Kress and Derrick Jackson. This is the story of their endeavors told for the reader 12+ to be released 10/1/2020. Below are book details.

 I hope you might be interested in reviewing it.

The Puffin Plan -Restoring Seabirds To Egg Rock And Beyond 

by Stephen W. Kress & Derrick Z. Jackson

 

Authors – Stephen W. Kress is a world renowned ornithologist. He is the founder of Project Puffin and retired Vice President of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

 

Derrick Z. Jackson is an award-winning former columnist of the Boston Globe. An accomplished photographer, his column was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and his UCS blog won a 2018 prize from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

 

Synopsis – Fifty years ago, a young ornithologist named Steve Kress fell in love with puffins. After learning that hunting had eradicated their colonies on small, rocky islands off the coast of Maine, he resolved to bring them back. So began a decades-long quest that involved collecting chicks in Canada, flying them to Maine, raising them in coffee-can nests, transporting them to their new island home, watching over them as they grew, and then waiting—for years—to see if they would come back. This is the story of how the Puffin Project reclaimed a piece of our rich biological heritage, and how it inspired other groups around the world to help other species re-root in their native lands.

 

Product Details

Age Range: 12+ years

Grade Level: 6+

Hardcover: 184 pages

Publisher: Tumblehome, Inc.; None edition (10/1/2020)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1943431571

Product Dimensions: 7.25 x 1.0 x 10.5 inches

 

Retail - $16.95

Available – 10/1  on Amazon 

Tumblehome Link -  HERE

 

Available Formats – Hardcopy or PDF

Reviews 

“A story that is, at its heart, about how a kid from Ohio accomplished one of the biggest conservation victories of our time” BirdWatching Magazine

Restoring puffins to Maine has been a glorious, four-decades obsession for Steve Kress—one underpinned by plenty of stubbornness and grit, as this frank retelling of Project Puffin’s remarkable history makes clear. And thank goodness for that tenacity, because the techniques he pioneered on Eastern Egg Rock are today helping endangered seabirds around the world. This is the compelling story of the messy, uncertain, ultimately uplifting work of real conservation.”
– Scott Weidensaul, author of Living on the Wind


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