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Familiar hands tossed him gently into the winter air. Hawk flapped his wings and skimmed the earth. Then he beat his wings harder, rose, and flew over the trees. And straight as an arrow, Hawk soared into the wild.

The story of an injured red-tailed hawk's survival and freedom

A hungry red-tailed hawk sits near a fence post and devours his catch. Out of nowhere a poacher's arrow pierces his body, seriously injuring him and leaving him to fend for himself.

This is the courageous true story of Arrowhawk-an endangered bird of prey who, with sheer determination and will, survives eight weeks in the wild with a poacher's arrow through his thigh and tail. Stunning illustrations capture his remarkable journey from peril and rescue to eventual freedom.

Arrowhawk is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805063714
Branch Call Number: j PO SCHAEFER
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Swiatkowska, Gabi


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Based on real events, a red-tailed hawk, less than a year old, survived a poacher's weapon and actually flew around with an arrow stuck through him! A photo of the actual bird is shown in the back of the book. A real attention grabber.

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Oct 17, 2015

Very good story , great illustrations .And educational, informative at the same time . Recommend this book for any age.


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