The Puffin Plan - Nonfiction Book Review
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.
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The Puffin Plan -Restoring Seabirds To Egg Rock And Beyond
by Stephen W. Kress & Derrick Z. Jackson
Authors – Stephen
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.
Age Range: 12+ years
Grade Level: 6+
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Tumblehome, Inc.; None edition (10/1/2020)
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
“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.”