Jean Craighead George and Frightful the Peregrine Falcon

22/03/2011

This week and next we are looking at books by Jean Craighead George. We have many of her books, including My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves, and the sequels. In addition to these realistic fiction books we also her very interesting autobiography, The Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild Pets.

In library classes we will read her picture book, Frightful’s Daughter, beautifully illustrated by Daniel San Souci, about Oksi the Eyas (falcon chick) who escaped being stolen from her Aerie (falcon nest). We also learned that we can go to Dictionary.com to learn the meanings and pronunciation of new words!

We then watched a video from National Geographic that explains that a peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth! It’s well worth watching:

Next week I’ll blog about our reading of her books about cat and dog communication.

See you in the library!

Sue Toms, Elementary Librarian