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*Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City* by Janet Schulman, illustrated by Meilo So
 
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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City
by Janet Schulman, illustrated by Meilo So
Ages 4-8 32 pages Bloomsbury USA October 2007 Hardcover    

During the fall of 1991, a red-tailed hawk appeared in the sky above New York City. The hawk decide to make the city that teemed with delicious pigeons and rats his home. The birdwatchers of Central Park were thrilled by the new addition to the cityís wildlife and named the young hawk Pale Male.

When Pale Male takes up residence on top of a ritzy Fifth Avenue apartment building, the upper class tenants arenít too happy. When they try to evict the feathered squatter and his growing family, birdwatchers and nature lovers around the world protest amid a slew of reporters. Will Pale Male continue to reside at one of New Yorkís most prestigious addresses?

In Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City, author Janet Schulman sums up Pale Maleís nine-year rein in the city. But what really makes this book shine are the outstanding water-color illustrations by Meilo So. Her realistic depictions of the famous hawk stand out against the backdrop of the surrounding cityscape. Thanks to the contributions of both artist and author, the reader catches a birdís-eye view of life atop the Big Apple.
 


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