Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hope is Here!, by Cristina Kessler, earns the CLC Seal of Approval

Hope is Here! is the fascinating story of a small migratory bird called Hope.  Hope is a Whimbrel, a bird about the size of a duck, which was implanted with a solar antenna for the purpose of scientific research.  It is the research team's intent to learn the migratory patterns of these birds to help protect the eco-system upon which they depend. The story, as told by a teacher to her students, recounts the incredible journey made by Hope each year from Canada all the way to her breeding grounds in the Caribbean.  Over a four year period, Hope provided valuable data which will help ensure that more of her kind will continue to thrive in the many places they call home.

The book includes photographs and colorful illustrations along with a glossary and even suggestions on how to help protect Hope's delicate eco-system.

Hope is Here! is well written and provides a great deal of information to keep young readers engaged.  This book is recommended for classroom reading, and for home and school libraries.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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